Manchester United will reportedly pursue the signing of Harry Kane on a free transfer next summer, even if they complete the signing of Danish forward Rasmus Hojlund this summer.
That’s according to the Daily Mail’s Simon Jones, who claims that United would pursue signing Kane, who has for a while been United’s top striker target, despite the English forward being heavily linked to Bayern Munich this summer.
PSG and Bayern Munich remain in contention for Kane too
According to the Daily Mail’s report, PSG are reportedly ready to rival Bayern for the 29-year-old’s signing, with Bayern having seen two offers rejected, with the latest being in the region of £70 million plus add-ons.
Daniel Levy remains adamant that Kane is not for sale, which could open the door for United next summer who could sign the forward on a free transfer if he doesn’t commit his future to Spurs.
The prospect of United signing the forward this summer seems remote, with Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy’s insistence that Kane won’t be sold abroad this summer, never mind to a Premier League rival.
Hojlund this summer and Kane next summer makes sense
If United were to pull off the signing of Hojlund from Atalanta this summer and indeed lure Kane next summer then that would represent superb business from United. Kane, who would demand a significant sign-on fee if he were to join, would save United a lot of money in the long run with just his wages the only worry for the Old Trafford club.
It is always a risk waiting 12 months for your top target as there are so many moving factors in football, also Kane could decide that France or Germany is where he would next like to ply his trade.
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Kane, obviously, still has the aim of breaking Alan Shearer’s Premier League goalscoring off 260, Kane is just 47 behind.
It isn’t inconceivable that Kane could break it in the next two seasons, so United may well be the ideal place for Kane to break the record and fight for the major trophies that he is craving. If United are willing to wait, it’s a risk worth taking for the Old Trafford club.