Harry Kane told how to force through £80m Man Utd transfer as ‘attractive’ alternative explained
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Harry Kane has been told to try and force through a transfer to Manchester United, according to recent reports.
The Red Devils are keen on signing the Tottenham Hotspur forward who has just a year left on his contract in North London, but Spurs are reluctant to sell to a Premier League rival. As a result, a transfer to United is looking increasingly unlikely despite the player’s desire to move on this summer.
The Sun reported on Monday that United want Kane ‘to come out with a transfer request or strongly worded statement about his desire to leave’ in order to make a deal happen. Tottenham will only consider offers of around £100m, the outlet adds, but United are not willing to go above £80m.
It’s also unlikely that Kane will try to force Tottenham’s hand, according to the Mirror’s John Cross. “I’d be ever so surprised at this stage if decides to push because I think there have been previous occasions - a few years ago where Manchester City were keen to sign Harry Kane - and I’m sure Kane would have pushed then if he could have,” the journalist told Sky Sports.
He also opined that remaining at Spurs for another season may not be a bad situation for Kane. “I think we continuously overlook what an attractive option it is for Harry Kane to be a free agent in 12 months’ time,” said Cross.
“I think that process in a player’s head is sometimes overlooked. It used to be that players saw out their contracts and were free agents, and that had fazed out a bit. But I think Kane, as England captain, one of the Premier League top scorers and a fabulously prolific striker each year, he’ll be inundated with huge offers next summer if he gives it 12 months.”
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail have claimed Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in Kane, but none of the European trio are in a position to buy the 29-year-old this window. The Mail also claims United have identified Atlanta striker Rasmus Hojlund as an alternative if they can’t sign the Spurs attacker.