Gary Neville has been praising Manchester United more and more lately and what this team is showing. He is particularly impressed with Casemiro, but another player that particularly attracts his attention is Harry Kane. Neville thinks Kane would make a big difference.
‘I feel like Ten Hag is not going to sign [marquee names]. If new owners come in they’re going to want to make a statement, they’ll want to blow the transfer market open. I don’t think that will suit him,’ said Neville on The Overlap, as quoted by metro.co.uk 'I think he’ll want those younger, hungrier ones that have still got that growth rather than the finished article.
Casemiro obviously defeats that a little bit, but you look at Antony and Lisandro Martinez, they’re younger and hungrier. I think that’s the type of player he’ll want to add to this squad rather than saying, “Oh, Kylian Mbappe’s available or so-and-so is available”.’ This former right-back believes that the majority was wrong when they condemned the management's move to sign a contract with Casemiro.
‘But Casemiro, there’s no doubt – we all said it by the way – £60m? £70m? And £20m-a-year [contract] for five years is a £170m investment. That is a massive investment. It’s not a smart or shrewd signing when you look at it from a [big picture] point of view.
None of us thought that. But the impact he’s having in the short term and what Manchester United need now, he’s devastating for the club in unbelievable ways.’
Gary Neville on Harry Kane
Neville believes Harry Kane would be a great addition to United.
However, he believes that this transfer would not be good in the long run. ‘You know something, I’ve worked with him and you watch him. He will score 30 goals, he will get 10-15 assists, and that is an absolute fact.
He’s a professional, the dressing room will love him, he’ll fit in straight away and he’s a guarantee for Manchester United. But if he’s going to cost £150million and he’s 30, then it’s a short-lived [signing].
So I think Harry Kane is the type of player who could take you to the title, he is, because he would just connect the whole of the midfield, the top of the pitch, he’ll score goals, the fans will love him, the players will love him and I don’t see how you can go wrong with him.
But the fact of the matter is, for the long term, it wouldn’t be something that worked. He’s got another five years left in his career by the way, so I don’t think there’s a problem with that, it’s just that he is, obviously, in the latter part of his career.’
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