The Red Devils are reportedly aiming to sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane this summer. Manchester United were interested in signing Kane last year, but couldn’t afford the cost, which would have been at least £100 million, due to the deal for Jadon Sancho at the time, The Athletic reports.
The Athletic reports that Kane rejected a new contract offer from Tottenham earlier this season after the club offered him a contract extension. He is one of the best strikers in the world and surely worth the £100m investment, especially due to Tottenham’s contract situation.
Spurs will find it very difficult to bring in the kind of big-money fee Daniel Levy expects from Kane if the 28-year-old does not leave in the summer. The Red Devils look desperate for an elite goalscorer. Someone like Kane considering Cristiano Ronaldo has been somewhat of an underperformance this season. He is turning 38 next season.
In addition to Cavani, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial clearly don’t look like suitable replacements either. Kane, however, has been having a prolific season that has set some important records for both club and country. Man United doesn’t need Kane anymore as it is a waste of money. Instead, they should invest in good players. Kane is getting older.
Harry Kane is not the only option
The Athletic also report Benfica’s Darwin Nunez is a viable alternative. Portuguese newspaper A Bola reported last month that United had sent scouts to watch him in action.Nunez is an international teammate of Edinson Cavani and would come with a ringing endorsement from his fellow Uruguayan.
The case for Nunez is that he is 22 while Kane turns 29 in July. Nunez has scored 20 goals in 22 league games and four more in the Champions League this season, including the goal that eliminated Ajax. The Tottenham ace has netted 22 goals this season, 12 of which have come in the Premier League. Kane has remained injury-free this season, shaking off the ankle problems that dogged him in previous seasons.
There would be no such high transfer fee for Nunez as there would be for Kane, but The Mirror claims he would cost £67 million. It’s all very well writing down a list of striker targets, but the next manager must be backed. The club cannot go against the manager’s wishes.
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