Erik ten Hag will urge Manchester United to go all out and sign Harry Kane in the summer in a record-breaking move.
According to Daily Mirror, Harry Kane remains Manchester United’s priority target in the summer. Erik ten Hag wants the 29-year-old English international at all costs and could urge the club to break the bank for the Tottenham striker.
Manchester United’s need for a new striker is no secret. Erik ten Hag does not have a name to lead the line that fits the club’s stature and could urge the Red Devils’ hierarchy to do everything possible to sign Harry Kane.
There has been a big void in the No.9 position since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo. Moreover, their other striker, Anthony Martial, has failed to convince ten Hag of his fitness as he spends more time on the sidelines than actually playing football.
Manchester United did sign Wout Weghorst. But the Dutchman may not remain beyond his current loan arrangement until the summer. Hence, ten Hag has drawn up a list of potential targets to come in and lead the line for the club from next season onwards.
Kane’s name features very high on that list, but ten Hag remains in a dilemma on whether to focus on short-term success or long-term planning. In the striker’s department, he may want someone to come in and quickly provide results, and the 29-year-old English international makes perfect sense.
Victor Osimhen is also on their list, with the Napoli striker recently reiterating his desire to play in the Premier League. The Nigerian remains a strong option for ten Hag. But the Manchester United manager may not want to look beyond Kane’s immense experience in this league.
Kane’s situation could also favour a move to Old Trafford. The 29-year-old English international will enter the final year of his contract at Tottenham. And there are suggestions he could discuss a new contract with Daniel Lewy.
As he recently became their record goalscorer, there are suggestions he could stay put and remain open to signing a new contract. However, if a club like Manchester United made their interest known, moving away from Spurs may appeal to the England captain.
Tottenham may yet demand a significant fee for the striker from an English side. Daniel Levy might have been open to selling Kane to a foreign club, but the striker may want to continue in the Premier League as he eyes Alan Shearer’s all-time league record. Spurs could demand over £100 million for their talisman if selling was the only way forward.
Moreover, Manchester United represents a solid chance for Kane to end his trophy drought. A move to Old Trafford would make sense for the forward and help the Red Devils in their quest for success under Ten Hag.
Having Kane in the side would let ten Hag challenge for the Premier League title next season. It may still take a British transfer record to prise the 29-year-old English international away from Tottenham, something Manchester United might remain open to paying.
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