Rio Ferdinand tells Man Utd what they must do to complete Harry Kane signing

Rio Ferdinand has told Manchester United to move early in the transfer market if they want to sign Harry Kane.Rio Ferdinand has told Manchester United to move early in the transfer market if they want to sign Harry Kane.
Rio Ferdinand has told Manchester United to move early in the transfer market if they want to sign Harry Kane. | Getty Images
The ex-Manchester United defender feels the club want to avoid entering into prolonged transfer talks this summer.

Rio Ferdinand has told the transfer decision-makers at Manchester United to ‘get it done early’ if they want to sign Harry Kane this summer.

The Red Devils are interested in signing the England captain but are wary of entering into prolonged talks with Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy, who is renowned as a tough negotiator. Indeed, with Spurs reluctant to sell, the Red Devils are looking more likely to sign Victor Osimhen in the centre-forward area.

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But speaking ahead of United’s Premier League encounter with Tottenham, Ferdinand told the Red Devils’ hierarchy to start negotiations before the end of the campaign if they are serious about signing Kane.

“If there aren’t conversations going on in the corridors of power at Manchester United and Daniel Levy about this man, I would be very surprised,” said the ex-defender, when speaking on BT Sport.

“Start now before the season even finishes. If you look at the situation at Spurs and how much turmoil they’re in. Manchester United have got to be looking at that and saying ‘get it done now’.

Kane has just over a year left on his contract in North London, meaning he could leave for free in the summer of 2024 if Spurs don’t accept an offer for the striker in the upcoming transfer market. Ferdinand said a year is ‘too long’ for Kane to wait for a move, while adding his addition at United would take them ‘closer’ to winning the title.

The Spurs attacker has scored 24 league goals in 32 league matches this season, a tally only Manchester City’s Erling Haaland has topped.

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