Deadline Deal Announced – Man Utd facing earth-shattering £300m hit to sign top Ten Hag target after agreement reached
Manchester United might face a £300 million hit if they pursue Erik ten Hag's top striker target, according to Sunday's Transfer Gossip, while Tottenham will fight Newcastle for a forward who is now battling to recapture his best form on loan.
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Manchester United are reportedly facing a stunning expenditure in the region of £300 million if they pursue their interest in England captain Harry Kane.
The Old Trafford leadership is claimed to have done their homework and learned that when Manchester City tried to sign the Tottenham star 18 months ago, they would have had to pay him £375,000 per week.
Huge bonuses over the course of a five-year deal, as well as a potential transfer fee of £120 million, are thrown into the picture if Daniel Levy decides to let England captain Joe Hart go.
According to the Daily Star, top players can nearly double their base income provided bonus criteria for appearances, scoring record, and trophy wins are met. A signing-on fee must also be considered in the financial equation.
Kane’s weekly wage demands might reach £400,000, which would be outrageous for United and increase the overall cost of a contract for the 29-year-old to around £300 million. This comes at a time when the Red Devils are attempting to reduce their team’s pay expectations.
United’s salary cap might derail Kane’s signing chances.
According to the Star, while United executives apparently want to implement a pay cap of £200,000 per week, that figure is a little high.
However, in the midst of a prospective Old Trafford takeover, cutting expenses could play a significant role in any sale.
On the other hand, a salary cap might entirely derail United’s prospects of acquiring Kane. That would be a setback for Erik ten Hag, who sees the Spurs player as the ideal No.9 in his club’s ongoing transformation.
If a bid for Kane fails, the Dutchman has other targets in mind.