Manchester United are available in the market for a striker this summer time regardless of Cristiano Ronaldo’s superb goalscoring season. The 37-year-old has only one yr remaining on his contract and he’s but to verify whether or not he shall be staying for the ultimate yr of his deal.
The Previous Trafford membership holds a longstanding curiosity in Tottenham striker Harry Kane however for varied causes, a transfer has by no means materialised over time.
Kane has been tied all the way down to a long-term contract since 2018 and was priced out of a transfer to Manchester Metropolis final yr, with Tottenham declining a £100m bid from United’s rivals.
There’s, nevertheless, some uncertainty over his future forward of this summer time as he enters the ultimate two years of his contract. His supervisor, Antonio Conte, has only one yr remaining on his deal and there are query marks over whether or not he shall be staying past this season.
Roberto De Fanti, the Italian super-agent, has now defined that Conte’s decision-making may very well be essential in Kane’s future this summer time, insisting that if the Italian supervisor was to depart Tottenham, Kane would solely need to be part of Manchester United.
“He (Conte) needs a striker to offer cowl and competitors for Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, a prime midfielder and a left-footed centre-back – these are usually not going to be low cost gamers,” De Fanti wrote in his CaughtOffside column.
“We’re speaking £50m – £60m every. Will Levy sanction that? – Time will inform, however one factor I’ll say is, if Conte does stroll away from Tottenham Hotspur, I feel Kane will go too and if that does occur, the one membership the Englishman would need to go to now could be Manchester United.
“That will be a terrifying prospect for Levy who will certainly know that Kane is irreplaceable. Not solely by way of his skill and goalscoring output but in addition by way of his whole mentality. He encompasses all the things Tottenham Hotspur stands for.”
Harry Kane to Manchester United appears to be the story that by no means dies and that isn’t about to alter this summer time. United have needed to signal Kane for years nevertheless it’s been troublesome every summer time for a number of completely different causes.
This summer time may very well be their greatest probability to lastly signal Kane and Daniel Levy is unlikely to permit Kane to run his contract down and depart for nothing in two years time.
Kane turns 29 later this yr and shall be 31 by the point his contract at Tottenham expires. Would that be too late for United or are they prepared to bide their time? Solely time will inform.