With Edinson Cavani having entered the final year of his contract, there have been calls from all quarters to trigger the extension clause in his contract. The 34-year-old will therefore be able to spend another season at the Theatre of Dreams but the lingering thought in some fans’ minds remains- can we do better? Can we perhaps get…Harry Kane? Surely not, unless…?
THE SAFE OPTION
Cavani has scored 13 goals in all competitions including seven in his last six games. He has given a much needed central focal point to United’s attack that felt too midfield-heavy at times during last season.
‘El Matador’ is an out and out striker, who loves getting his head to the ball and fighting defenders in the box. With his joining, a lot more of the crosses supplied by talisman Bruno Fernandes are finding their way into the opponents’ net.
Edinson Cavani is averaging a goal every 131 minutes for Man Utd (best at club)
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Cavani and United have had a solid relationship in recent times with his brace in each of the two legs against Roma in the Europa League semi-finals helping United reach the final against Villarreal. With silverware a real possibility this season as well as hopefully finishing second in the Premier League, the future is certainly bright for both player and club to stay united for another year.
KANE IT REALLY BE?
Spurs have been in a crisis for some time, and it is only going to frustrate star man Harry Kane at finishing another year trophy-less. They lost the Carabao Cup final against Manchester City before suffering an embarrassing 3-1 defeat to Leeds last night.
The club have dropped to 7th in the table, and interim manager Ryan Mason is expected to relinquish his role at the end of the season. As a season with no continental football beckons, all eyes have centered on Kane and whether he will actually be leaving this off-season.
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He is currently leading the Golden Boot race with 21 goals and also has a league-leading 13 assists. His current contract runs till 2024, and chairman Daniel Levy has time and again maintained that he is absolutely not for sale.
However, speculation surrounding his possible next destination refuses to leave the Premier League’s 7th highest scorer ever. Kane is linked to Real Madrid, PSG, Manchester City, and Chelsea every year and with his desire to win trophies being clear to the world for quite some time, it is not impossible that he might actually pack up and leave Tottenham soon.
FINANCES THE KEY
The probability of signing one of the hottest strikers in the Premier League era diminishes rapidly when we see the financial condition of some of Europe’s biggest clubs. The coronavirus pandemic has dented finances severely, and with fans still a no-show, the resources to sign someone of Kane’s value is simply not there at this point.
Experts have opined that he will easily go over $150 million dollars, which will only increase keeping in mind he still has three years remaining on his current deal.
A statistical analysis on the Glazers ownership of Manchester United compared to other clubs.
On money taken out, falling behind on the pitch and even commercial deals starting to drop.
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Finances have been so dire that the doomed European Super League was drawn up as a lucrative alternative to pump in cash into the coffers of the clubs. With Manchester United fans in open protest of the Glazer ownership and their record debt, it is nigh on impossible for Kane to become a Red Devil in the near future and it makes sense in all ways to extend Cavani’s stay. For Levy, he knows that keeping the frontman will be his number one priority in order to save face in front of his own mutinous supporters