According to rumors, Manchester United is planning a spectacular bid to sign Harry Kane. The Cristiano Ronaldo story came to an end on Tuesday, as the Portugal international left Old Trafford for the second time after agreeing to end his contract.
The 37-year-departure old’s seems unavoidable following his explosive chat with Piers Morgan, but it leaves a vacuum in United’s attacking options. This season, Erik ten Hag has used Marcus Rashford through the middle, but he is not considered a true striker.
Anthony Martial is another player who can be regarded as a cross between a center-forward and a winger, making the Red Devils’ transfer chore easier. The speculation mill is already churning ahead of the January transfer window, as United executives seek to replace Ronaldo, last season’s leading goalscorer.
Kane is now being mentioned as a possible target by the Spanish website Fichajes. Tottenham Hotspur would need to sell him now, at 29, and with only 18 months left on his current contract, to maximize his potential transfer fee.
Manchester City failed in their quest to sign Kane last year, with Daniel Levy’s value cited as a sticking point. It’s unclear whether such criteria have changed when the Spurs’ contract expires.
The Daily Mail reports that United will be embroiled in a transfer battle for England sensation Jude Bellingham. A goal in England’s World Cup opener against Iran has fueled speculation about a move to the Premier League.
Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, and Real Madrid are also said to be interested in the 19-year-old, underscoring his career potential. According to the report, Borussia Dortmund would accept a deal of around £130 million, which would break the British transfer record.