Tottenham could be at a huge disadvantage against United.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted he’ll have to wait and see if Harry Kane is fit enough to play against Manchester United this weekend.
Spurs travel to Old Trafford for Saturday’s early kickoff, and could certainly do with having their top scorer in the matchday squad after his superb recent form.
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Kane appeared to go off in some discomfort after scoring twice in the 4-1 win over Liverpool on Sunday, and was then not involved for Tottenham in last night’s Carabao Cup defeat to West Ham.
While Pochettino did not reveal the extent of his concerns, he simply replied ‘We’ll see’ when asked if the England striker would be fit enough to play against the Red Devils on Saturday, as quoted by the Metro.
The Metro also quote him as saying he was ‘forced’ to rotate his squad for the West Ham game, suggesting Kane could not have played on Wednesday night.
‘We need to assess the team, we were forced to rotate for different reasons,’ he said.
How big a loss would Kane be for Tottenham?
Kane has 112 goals in 177 games for Tottenham and seems to have taken his game to a whole new level this term with an incredible record of 13 strikes in his first 12 games for the club in all competitions.
The 24-year-old’s prolific form has actually seem him linked with a £170million transfer to this weekend’s opponents United by the Sun, while Real Madrid president Florentino Perez responded to speculation linking his side with a move.
When asked if he’d been in touch with Spurs over Kane, the Spaniard said he needn’t bother as he’d be worth over £200m by now.
‘I didn’t ask Tottenham’s president for the price because he would have told me that he is worth €250m,’ Perez is quoted in the Daily Mirror.
While Tottenham may have been slight favourites against United this weekend, the prospect of taking on Jose Mourinho’s side without Kane gives the game a very different look indeed.