Red Devils have been advised to spend £200m or more to seal the transfer of Tottenham centre-forward Harry Kane or a similar calibre of player attack. Man United have endured a nightmare start to the new campaign, with the likes of Marcus Rashford failing to live up to expectations upfront after the departures of Alexis and Lukaku.
Red Devils had a decent summer as new-boys Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James have all impressed, but it’s clear this club still needs a lot more investment. Former Man United ace Lee Sharpe believes a Kane-Esque signing is essential next for his old club, and it’s hard to argue against that.
The 26-year-old centre-forward is a world-class finisher who more or less guarantees at least 25 goals a season, a tally Rashford has never come close to hitting in his career so far. Harry would no doubt be expensive to sign from one of their big six rivals, but Sharpe singled out Kane as a player who could improve this Red Devils side.
“You need someone like a Harry Kane for £200m/£220m that is going to score you 25 goals a season, and you’ve got a different outlook in the team,” he said. Man United’s current club-record signing is Paul Pogba, who joined for £89m in 2016.
A club of their resources, however, should, in theory, have little trouble paying as much as £220m for English striker, who could be worth every penny. England international has contracted with the Spurs until 2024, and his release clause is around £200m.