Manchester United (hereinafter referred to as Man United) have taken the first step towards signing Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur).
On the 28th (local time), the British ‘Mirror’ said, “Man United’s board of directors has approved a transfer fee of 80 million pounds (approximately 128 billion won) for Kane’s acquisition.” ‘The Sun’ quoted a report from the ‘Mirror’ and said, “‘Man United will sign Kane if Tottenham fail to finish fourth in the English Premier League (EPL) and the UEFA Champions League (UCL).’ I have a bar,” he added. 안전놀이터
Putting this all together, Man Utd judged that it would be difficult for Tottenham to finish higher than 4th in the EPL in a situation where Tottenham failed to advance to the UCL quarterfinals. Tottenham are currently in 4th place with 49 points, the cut-off line for next season’s UCL participation. However, the difference between the 5th place Newcastle United (47 points), which has played two less games, is only 2 points.
In Manchester United, Marcus Rashford is playing the role of an ace with 14 goals and 3 assists in the EPL and 27 goals and 9 assists in the season. However, Rashford is a striker who is more suited to a wing forward than a striker. Last January, during the winter transfer market, Baut Behorst was hired on loan, but failed. In order to achieve better results next season, it is urgent to reinforce striker resources to play the role of ‘number 9’.
Manager Eric Tenhach is also looking forward to signing Kane. It was believed that Kane would be an important key to Manchester United’s title challenge next season. ‘The Sun’ said, “Coach Tenhach is trying to transform Manchester United into a real championship contender by strengthening strikers. We hope to negotiate as soon as possible.”
Tottenham has announced that it will not sell Kane for less than 100 million pounds (approximately 160.2 billion won). However, Kane’s contract with Tottenham expires in June 2024. At the end of the season, the contract has one year left, so it is not easy to get the transfer fee as Tottenham hopes. This is because if the transfer does not take place this summer, you may be put in a situation where you have to send it out as a free agent without getting a penny for the transfer fee next summer.
‘The Sun’ said, “In 2021, Manchester City talked about 150 million pounds (about 240.3 billion won) to recruit Kane. Now Tottenham has to be satisfied with a lower transfer fee.”