In his exclusive column for CaughtOffside, former Liverpool attacker Stan Collymore discusses some of football’s biggest talking points including Marcel Sabizter’s Deadline Day move to Old Trafford, Enzo Fernandez’s record-breaking transfer to Chelsea, and Arsenal’s faltering transfer policy, plus much more…
Man United’s striker search is a simple one…
It is widely expected that the summer transfer window will see Man United go all out for a new striker.
Reports recently suggest there are three leading candidates – Tottenham’s Harry Kane, Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and Juventus’ Dusan Vlahovic. But when it comes to which one the club should target, in my opinion, it’s an easy choice.
Kane guarantees a team goals and even though he’s already Tottenham’s top goalscorer, he hasn’t won a single major trophy so he’ll be thinking ‘I can’t do any more here’. He’ll want to go somewhere where he has a genuine chance of winning silverware and Man United offer that now.
Although he will be 30 come the summertime, we’re not talking about a Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang situation here – a signing where there’s a risk that the player is past his best and could unsettle the dressing room by downing tools quickly. Kane will 100 per cent be determined to score more goals and potentially break the Premier League goalscoring record and will be motivated to finally get his hands on some silverware. For those reasons alone, I’d be picking Kane over the others.
I’m not saying Vlahovic and Osimhen aren’t top players, their performances in Italy are proving they are but we’ve seen others come from abroad, such as Gianluca Scamacca to West Ham, and not do it, so there is a risk attached. Whereas with Kane, you know exactly what you’re going to get.
The big question for United will be if they can get the sale of the club over the line in the summer. I expect them to, but…