Man Utd handed Harry Kane transfer boost with Tottenham star open to world-record switch

Manchester United target Harry Kane is open to a potential transfer to Old Trafford at the end of the season. The Tottenham Hotspur goal machine is considering his future after another trophyless season. Spurs have slapped a £200million price tag on Kane in a bid to scare off his suitors.


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Manchester United are on the hunt for a striker in the next transfer window and their interest was piqued when Kane hinted he would consider a transfer if Tottenham were not in a position to challenge for silverware.

“I love Spurs, I’ll always love Spurs, but it’s one of them things I’ve always said if I don’t feel like we’re progressing as a team or going in the right direction, I’m not someone to stay there just for the sake of it,” he said.

“I’m an ambitious player. I want to become a top top player, so it all depends on what happens as a team and how we progress as a team.”

According to the Daily Mail, Kane has been privately considering his future for a number of months.

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Tottenham chief Daniel Levy has responded by demanding a world-record fee for the 26-year-old but the Red Devils are one of the few teams financially capable of meeting that price.

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to have major financial ramifications on the footballing world, with a muted transfer window expected.

The current world transfer record is held by Neymar, who joined Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona for €222m in 2017, which was exchangeable for £198m at the time.

Kane is one of the most recognisable faces in the game thanks to his record of 181 goals in 278 appearances for Tottenham and winning the Golden Boot at the 2018 World Cup.

Former Premier League star Danny Murphy believes Kane would be an ideal signing for United with Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba providing service to the England hero.


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“Manchester United are closer to challenging for the Premier League title and Champions League than many people think,” Murphy wrote in his Daily Mail column.

“The final piece in the jigsaw is a world-class centre-forward. We know it and they know it. It is why they tried to sign Erling Haaland in January.

“If Harry Kane is available, even for a record price, United would be mad not to look a gift horse in the mouth.

“They are the richest club in England and, if there is ever a time to use that financial power, it would be to prise the best striker in the country away from Tottenham.

“Kane will guarantee United goals but will also get the best out of Marcus Rashford, who could play in his best position out wide and still come inside to score. Can you imagine Kane on the end of the creativity of Paul Pogba or Bruno Fernandes?

“Sometimes you don’t know if new signings will adapt to playing under pressure at Old Trafford but we know from the World Cup that Kane comes alive on the big stage.

“I could see why Spurs fans would be aggrieved at me linking Kane with United but I know from personal experience that the two things which drive players most is regular football and winning the big trophies.

“Kane can do that at United. At Spurs, he may have to settle for a domestic cup or two.

“Kane has been injured since January but I don’t see why a hamstring injury like that should stop him from becoming the player he was. In fact, the rest might have done him good after playing non-stop for a few years.

“Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is a tough negotiator and £200million is a mouth-watering price. But if United have the money, they should spend it on Kane. He can turn them from a team with potential, into genuine challengers.”

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