Newcastle: Magpies could make audacious Harry Kane swoop
Newcastle United are one of the clubs that could make an audacious move for England captain Harry Kane, according to transfer expert Dean Jones.
The Lowdown: Kane a Premier League great
The 29-year-old has arguably become one of the best strikers of his generation, scoring 261 goals in 408 appearances for Tottenham, as well as captaining his country.
Kane is now third in the all-time Premier League scoring charts, with only Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney ahead of him in the pecking order.
Newcastle have been linked with a stunning swoop for the striker in 2022 as they look to put their owners’ wealth to good use.
The Latest: Newcastle could sign Kane
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Jones claimed that the Magpies are one of the few teams who could realistically acquire Kane’s signature.
“The other [Premier League option for Kane] would be Newcastle, a fast moving project where they’re looking for that superstar to come in as almost the final piece that inspires them on. I guess you’d be almost be viewed like Shearer was when he went there, back when they last chased glory.”
The Verdict: Would be a game-changer
The idea of Kane making a move to Newcastle is the stuff of dreams, with the Spurs legend offering a guaranteed source of relentless goals and assists in the Premier League.
He has rightly been described as ‘world-class’ by Antonio Conte, and as Jones referenced, he could have a Shearer-esque impact at St James’ Park, even though he turns 30 next summer.
However, a move to Newcastle still seems rather unlikely – fitting both him and Alexander Isak into the team may not be easy for Eddie Howe – and Spurs will be absolutely desperate to do all they can to keep him at the club rather than selling to a direct domestic rival.