Gordon Hill names Harry Kane as the player he wants Manchester United to buy

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Former Manchester United midfielder Gordon Hill explained that he wants his old side to go after Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane.

Former Manchester United midfielder Gordon Hill told talkSPORT that he wants to see his old side go after Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.

Hill has suggested that Kane has the talent and quality needed to come in and give United’s attack a boost of energy, as Louis van Gaal considers a number of ways he can bolster his attacking options before the close of the transfer window.

“I would speak to Tottenham and I would put a bid or deal in straight away for Harry Kane because he’s young, he’s fair and he’s enthusiastic and we’ve got people who can service him – Harry would be able to give us that little bit of quality and class,” he told talkSPORT.

Why Tottenham will rightly make any deal difficult

Kane is Tottenham’s main striker and the fact that the club haven’t acted in the transfer market to sign support for him, suggests that they are pinning their hopes on him being successful.

Had Tottenham signed two or three different attacking options already this summer, they could be more open to a deal, but this looks like one move that won’t happen.

If United were going to be able to do a deal, it’s also likely that they would have needed to pay a massive fee in the process.

The Old Trafford club do have pots of cash but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is well known for holding out for top price fees when it comes to the club’s best players.

Unless United budged in that instance and paid top money, they wouldn’t get anywhere and it would be a surprise if Kane isn’t a Tottenham player by the deadline on September 1.

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