Journalist Ben Jacobs has told The Football Terrace that Manchester United are more likely to be able to sign Napoli’s Victor Osimhen than Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane in the summer.
Manchester United are known to be looking to reshape their attack and have been repeatedly linked with a move for Spurs striker Kane.
Manchester Evening News claimed recently that the England captain would be Erik ten Hag’s top priority in the transfer market this summer.
Kane’s current contract expires at the end of next season, but despite speculation linking the 29-year-old with a move away, it is thought Spurs have no intention of letting their star man go (Sky Sports).
A recent piece in The Times suggested Tottenham would demand £100 million up front for Kane if they were to let him go.
The report hinted this valuation may be enough to deter Manchester United from making an approach for Kane, and that could well be the case according to Jacobs.
He said: “When Kane was trying to force his way out of Spurs and move to Manchester City, [Daniel] Levy turned around and said, ‘go away it’s £200m or nothing’.
“This is the problem, is that if Levy is bullish, then nobody is getting a deal done for Harry Kane.”
“I’ve said many times, it’s not a £70m, £80m deal, it’s going to be £100m or more, even with the contract winding down.
“Manchester United have to find the funds, they have to convince Harry Kane, and they have to negotiate with Daniel Levy which they really don’t enjoy doing.”
On alternative options, Jacobs added: “That’s why maybe Victor Osimhen will be a target that is a little bit easier to get done, because he dreams of playing in the Premier League.
“You’re not going to get Osimhen and Kane, so it’s one or the other if you’re Manchester United.”
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I can definitely see Manchester United going for the slightly easier option and signing Osimhen instead of messing around trying to get a deal for Kane.
And if United do decide to go for Kane instead, then we should look at getting Osimhen as his replacement.
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