Manchester United make first move to sign Harry Kane

TRANSFERS Manchester United make first move to sign Harry Kane

Kiplagat Sang 19:10 - 24.04.2023

The Red Devils are expected to sign a high-calibre centre-forward in the summer.

Manchester United are understood to have made their first approach towards signing Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane.

Kane is United’s primary target in the summer transfer window, as the club hopes to bring in a dependable goal scorer. Cristiano Ronaldo left in November, and his void is set to be filled by an equally lethal star in front of goal.

Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy is a known tough negotiator, and this is understood to have informed United’s early approach for Kane. United want to know Levy’s stance on the club’s captain.

Previously, Levy stood firm and turned down multiple offers from Manchester City to sign Kane in 2021. This time around, the football administrator is expected to demand a substantial fee of at least £100 million for the forward.

United are gauging Levy’s stance in order not to waste time and pursue other targets that include Napoli’s Victor Osimhen.

The Three Lions captain has one year remaining in his contract, and reports indicate it is unlikely for him to extend and remain attached to Spurs further.

Tottenham’s struggles and a potential failure to qualify for the Champions League are two factors that could inform Kane’s next move.

Their hope of finishing in the top four was hit by a huge setback when Newcastle United – another club vying for a Champions League spot – blew the London club by a 6-1 scoreline on Sunday.

Kane is Spurs’ all-time scorer and has made it clear in the past that he is eyeing Alan Shearer’s record of 260 goals in the Premier League.

With this in mind, PSG and Bayern Munich – who have been linked with the England international – may not be successful in their reported pursuits.

Should Kane follow his ambition while making a decision on his future, United stand a better chance of signing him and having him chase Shearer's record away from London.

Spurs are set to host the Red Devils on Thursday for a Premier League match.