Manchester United have impressed this season, claiming their first trophy in six years with a League Cup remaining victory at Wembley over Newcastle United in February, and so they might nonetheless technically win all 4 competitions they entered this season.
Nevertheless, Erik ten Hag nonetheless has enchancment to make, and the group seem to want a world-class striker to present them the 30-goal carry of a season that would make them real Premier League title contenders, and a transfer for Tottenham Hotspur captain Harry Kane has been frowned upon .
In accordance with the Each day Mail, United are eager to signal the Englishman on the finish of the season and there’s no doubt that the goalscorer would strengthen their attacking division.
Spurs have valued him at round £85m and this might show an excessive amount of for the Dutchman to spend. Certainly, the boss might have already got his reply to Kane within the United academy, with younger striker Joe Hugill impressing lately.
Who’s Joe Hugill?
United signed the teenager from Sunderland in 2020 and he has proved to be deal for the membership, particularly together with his glorious ends in the youth groups.
The 19-year-old has scored 40 targets in 69 video games for the U18, U19 and U21 sides throughout his time on the Crimson Devils and he could possibly be the out-and-out striker that Ten Hag are searching for.
He has really been in comparison with Kane together with his fashion of play. Hugill will not be the quickest participant however is aware of precisely the place the objective is and he’s additionally the identical top (6ft 2) because the Spurs hitman, with stable capability within the air.
His link-up play and talent to carry up the ball are additionally key strengths, just like Kane’s and the subsequent 12 months could possibly be a pivotal time in his improvement.
In 77 youth video games at membership stage, Hugill has scored 44 targets and which means the gem averages a objective each 1.75 video games – in comparison with Kane’s 1.7 targets per sport at membership stage in his profession – suggesting the teenager has the potential to grow to be a prolific scorer.
U18 coach Travis Binnion paid tribute to the striker on the finish of final yr, proverb: “So for his first two video games again (from damage) to be towards Actual Betis and Bolton’s first group, he is been thrown in on the deep finish, and he is carried out effectively. He is simply going to get higher and higher, so he want and deserve some fortune.”
The teenage gem could possibly be boosted by the truth that Ten Hag have given kids like Alejandro Garnacho, Anthony Elanga and Facundo Pellistri alternatives this time period and with the Dutchman clearly in want of one other central attacking choice, Hugill might simply be the subsequent participant to make his senior bow.
Due to this fact, the top coach might unveil his personal model of Kane, saving the membership £85m within the course of, by unleashing the teenage centre-forward subsequent time period.