According to transfer source Dean Jones, Manchester United completing a ‘unbelievable’ deal to capture Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane this window would require ‘a bit of a miracle’ at the moment.
This summer, where could Harry Kane finish up?
According to The Guardian, Manchester United may rekindle their interest in Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane this summer after it was revealed that Tottenham majority owner Joe Lewis has spoken to chairman Daniel Levy and informed him that the England international cannot continue with his £200,000-a-week contract in north London.
Kane is expected to command a fee of around £100 million; but, he also has a new contract offer from Tottenham on the table, which he has yet to sign.
According to Football Insider, Manchester United are Kane’s first destination if he is forced to leave Tottenham, however Bayern Munich will present a third bid for around £100 million after the Lilywhites rejected two opening bids.
Kane’s preference for a move to Old Trafford is claimed to be motivated by the prospect to continue playing in the Premier League as he attempts to break Alan Shearer’s all-time goalscoring record.
Despite Tottenham’s disappointing season, Kane produced some great form last season, recording 32 goals and five assists in 49 games across all competitions, according to Transfermarkt.
According to Football FanCast journalist Jones, it would take something out of the ordinary for Kane to join Manchester United this summer.
“I’m just very, very skeptical about this one,” Jones told FFC. It truly has the feel of a planted tale, and at the end of the day – even if Kane is available – his price to United is bigger than it is for everyone else in the world. The Spurs will not allow him to go there. I completely see why Spurs believe that losing a £100 million asset for nothing in a year makes no sense, but I equally get why they believe that having Kane on their team for one more season is invaluable.
“How much would someone pay for Kane for a year, ensuring them 25-30 goals?” That’s essentially what the Spurs have right now, and the value of something like that is enormous. So you have to use that to offset the fact that they will lose money on Kane. It would be an incredible narrative if Kane joined United, but it will require a bit of a miracle at this point.”
What happens next for Manchester United?
As Erik Ten Hag wants to reinforce his frontline, Manchester United has already turned their focus to another striker target in the form of Atalanta emerging talent Rasmus Hojlund.
Despite their interest, the Red Devils are adamant that they will not spend more than £60 million due to “tight financial constraints.”
According to Gazzetta dello Sport and The Daily Mail, Manchester United are also close to completing a £22 million move for Fiorentina defensive midfielder Sofyan Amrabat.
According to talkSPORT, veteran defender Jonny Evans may also be given a lengthier contract after initially accepting a short-term contract to play in the Red Devils’ pre-season.