The last time an Englishman won the Premier League Top scorer before Harry Kane did it in 2016 was way back in year 2000. Kevin Philips won the Premier League golden boot after scoring 30 goals for Sunderland that year, while Kane won the award after scoring 25 goals enroute Tottenham’s third place finish last term. The 23 year old striker has had a whirlwind two years, and has undoubtedly become the best English striker at the moment. A proper centre forward, he combines pace and power in equal measure, all reminiscent of his idol growing up, the legendary Alan Shearer.
After not scoring for the first six games of last season, he scored his first goal for Spurs as they anhiliated Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City 4-1,which opened a floodgates of 24 more goals over the course of the season, some of which were just downright spectacular. The previous season he scored 21 times in a remarkable breakthrough season, in which he announced himself to the footballing bargainer. This season, he has been out injured and scored a vital equalizer against Arsenal in the crucial North London Derby last time out. His 47 premier League goals over the course of the past two seasons has only been bettered by Sergio Aguero’s 58. He has been touted for a new, improved contract at White Hart Lane, as Manchester United are monitoring proceedings from afar.
Kane would be such a fantastic signing for Jose Mourinho’s men. If at 23,, he is this brilliant one can only imagine how exceptional he will be if he reaches the peak of his career. If signed by United, he will offer the best part of his career to them, and it’s obviously a step up from Tottenham to Manchester United. He will replace Wayne Rooney as the top dog at the club, and if he ccontinues at this rate, he should guarantee at least 20 goals each season. Kane is a brilliant finisher who uses both feet, can shoot, can head the ball, and can also link up with his teammates. The only major drawback on this deal is that Tottenham chairman is a hard bargainer. The Red Devils will be looking at spending excess of £70m for his signature, which may prove a huge stumbling block.
If eventually signed though, the weight of expectation and his potential transfer fee might mean he does not hit the ground running, but, when he is fully settled, the quality will definitely show. He is also a leader of men, which will be very key as United look to dominate in the nearest future.