Man Utd Transfers: 5 Strikers To Replace Wayne Rooney
5. Harry Kane
Last season was a real breakthrough for 22 year-old Harry Kane, as the Spurs frontman hit 21 goals in 28 starts in the league. He was awarded the PFA Young Player of the year award and made it in to Roy Hodgson's England squad, scoring on his debut.
Kane was linked with Manchester United and a host of other clubs at the start of the summer, but nothing became concrete. If he demanded a big fee (likely given his importance to Tottenham and Daniel Levy's negotiation skills) it would represent a significant risk for United, shelling out for a striker who has enjoyed one excellent season but is as yet unproven in European competition.
He was successfully nullified at Old Trafford both last season and in the opener this campaign. However, Kane is young so has plenty of time to develop and is capable of producing big moments in games. His performance against Chelsea in the 5-3 win last season was sublime; he looked every bit the top class striker he promises to become.
Maybe a little rough around the edges after an indifferent start to this season, but with attackers like Memphis Depay and Juan Mata putting in crosses for him, Kane may be a risk well worth taking for United. It's not like they don't have the money.