Tottenham Hotspur has reportedly set Manchester United a whopping PS100 million (A$183m) in the initial amount in exchange for Harry Kane.The Times reports that the North London club will only think about trading their striker at the huge sum despite being in the last season of his deal. The Red Devils are keen to bring in a world-class striker into their team following Cristiano Ronaldo quit the club in the latter part of 2022.
The club would have hoped an offer of a cut-price was available, considering that the England captain had only one year remaining on his contract with Spurs. But Daniel Levy isn’t keen to let him go so quickly, as has been the case through the course of his Totten ham career.
The 2018 Champions League finalists rejected Man City’s PS75 million upfront offer, with additional fees rising to PS100 million by 2021.
Kane was still on three years remaining on his contract at the time. Should United would offer Levy the price he wants in one amount, that would be the highest transfer fee ever paid to any player.It is likely that the Premier League star would surely draw a lot of attention in the United States and internationally from clubs like Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
However, his ambition to break the record set by Alan Shearer of more than 260 Premier League goals means Tottenham are also confident about keeping the striker.Kane currently has his 204th goal, which means it will likely take him at most two seasons before he gets the level of fitness. With City seeming to have their best striker on the bench for at the very least some more years after Haaland fired, United could prove to be a fascinating option for Kane.
However, with Levy determined to keep his player as well as Erik Ten Hag desperate to fill the star-striking gap during the next time frame for transfers, things might not be aligned.
Tottenham are willing to consider having the option of Kane being let go without any fee in 2024, as per The Times. While they’re confident, they might want to sign in the future if he doesn’t reach the Premier League record by the date that his contract is due to expire.
For United their other options who are on their list are Napoli player Victor Osimhen who has been making waves in Serie A and RB Salzburg’s Benjamin Sesko.
Sesko is currently in the middle of an PS20 million transfer that is locked in for Salzburg’s sister team RB Leipzig in the summer but United might be able convince them to end the agreement if they make an offer much greater than the current one.