Speaking in detail for the first time since he was sacked by Manchester United back in 2021, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he wanted to sign Harry Kane for the Red Devils, and insists the player would have made the move if the club had the money to pay for him.

It’s no secret that plenty of clubs have been interested in Harry Kane over the years. Tottenham Hotspur’s all-time leading goalscorer is the kind of player that any club in the world would love to have, as this summer proved.

Before joining Bayern Munich last month in a deal worth around £86m (Sky Sports), speculation had linked the England captain to clubs such as Manchester United (Mirror), PSG (Sky Sports), Chelsea (Metro), and Real Madrid (EuroSport).

Kane himself has even revealed yesterday that ‘a few clubs’ were in discussions to sign him this year (Football Daily).

Harry Kane

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Solskjaer wanted to sign Harry Kane for Man United

Many fans will remember the saga surrounding Manchester City’s reported approaches for Kane back in 2021, too. However, it could have been the red half of Manchester that Kane signed for, had United had enough money to facilitate a transfer.

In an interview with The Athletic, former Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke of his interest in Kane at the time and how close a transfer might have been. He said: “I would have signed Kane every day of the week and my understanding was that he wanted to come.

“But, the club didn’t have the budget with the financial constraints from Covid-19. There was no bottomless pit [of money].”

Spurs Web Opinion

I think there was genuine interest on Kane’s behalf in leaving the club two years ago, and if things had been different he would have gone.

At that time, with a longer contract, it would have been nearly impossible for a club to get the money to sign him, but Kane would definitely have been open to that idea.

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