Former Man Utd striker suggests Victor Osimhen over Harry Kane, while Arsenal urged to replace Granit Xhaka with Alexis Mac Allister
Advice deemed controversial has been provided to Manchester United concerning a potential transfer deal for Harry Kane. In a separate instance, Arsenal has been encouraged to find a replacement for Granit Xhaka.
Former Manchester United player Andy Cole has provided controversial advice to the club regarding the potential signing of Harry Kane. Meanwhile, Cole has also suggested that Arsenal needs to find a replacement for Granit Xhaka. Kane is expected to be a top target for Manchester United this summer, as the
Andy Cole, a former Manchester United player, has provided controversial advice to the club regarding the potential signing of Harry Kane. He has also suggested that Arsenal needs to find a replacement for Granit Xhaka. Kane is expected to be a top target for Manchester United this summer, as the team seeks to bolster its front line by signing a forward.
However, Cole believes that instead of Kane, Manchester United should consider a longer-term signing such as Victor Osimhen, who is only 24 years old and has already achieved a lot at his age. Cole is confident that Osimhen can adapt to the Premier League, despite the challenges of Italian football.
“If Manchester United want to pay £100m for a 24-year-old or a 30-year-old, you have to look at it in the long term. The only value Manchester United can get from Kane is if he can win them the Premier League.
“Meanwhile, Osimhen is near the same age as Erling Haaland and look what he’s doing at the moment. If Haaland stays at Manchester City for another four years, he’ll still be worth £100m or more, so it depends on what Manchester United are looking for.”
Although Cole acknowledges that Kane could bring more immediate success to Manchester United, he doesn’t believe that should be the priority. He argues that in football, many people are focused on achieving instant success, but this approach doesn’t necessarily guarantee a bright future for the club. Cole cites Manchester City as an example, as they didn’t experience immediate success but have now become a top-performing team.
“The players Pep Guardiola brought in were always young and he could still sell them for a decent price if he needed to. That’s what I think Manchester United should do because they have been caught too many times bringing in players for ridiculous fees and on ridiculous wages who have run down their contracts, I don’t think they can afford to be caught in that position again.”
In addition to his advice to Manchester United, Cole has also recommended Arsenal to consider signing Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton. The 24-year-old midfielder played a significant role in Argentina’s victory in the World Cup in Qatar in December, and Cole believes he is capable of filling the shoes of Granit Xhaka at Arsenal. However, Cole also raised the question of how Mac Allister would fit in if Arsenal were to sign Declan Rice as well.
“Mac Allister had great energy and contributed to some great goals in the World Cup. This kid has it all and he will have loads of options in the summer.
“It will be hard for Brighton to hold onto him. They will make an absolute fortune on him because he only cost them £7m, I can see him going for at least £60m in the summer.
“Fair play to Mac Allister, he’s come from South America and impressed straight away and at a fashionable club like Brighton too.”