Is Harry Kane destined to clinch European Championship glory for England in 2028? Perhaps, even more interestingly, could he do it as a Manchester United player too?
MEN Sport reported earlier this year that United were interested in bringing the Three Lions skipper to Old Trafford. However, Daniel Levy, as stone-faced an operator as any other in the Premier League, refused to sell to a direct rival.
Reports linking Kane with a move to the north west had circulated for years but, with trophies as his key motivation, a move to Bayern Munich beckoned. The Bundesliga giants stumped up around £100million to sign the 30-year-old on a four-year deal and, as the omnipotent force in German football, silverware is a guarantee.
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But the all-time Premier League goal record is bound to be lingering in the back of his mind. Still 47 away from Alan Shearer, Kane could win the lot at Bayern before having one last crack in English football.
If his comments on England duty are taken as gospel, the former Tottenham Hotspur man should be around for a while yet. Kane told reporters he has his sights set on Euro 2028, a tournament awarded to the UK & Ireland on Tuesday when he will be turning 35.
“Being at home (and) playing games at Wembley (in 2028) will bring back memories of the 2021 Euros,” he said. “We will have to wait and see. To win a tournament would be special but to win it in your home country would be a dream come true. I am aiming to still be around by then but, of course, it is still a few years away.”
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