Manchester United’s Transfer Plan Is Hit by £200 Million Valuation of Their Key Target

Manchester United are growing frustrated at the lack of progress being made with regards to signing a centre-forward in this summer transfer window. As a result, there have been suggestions about United going back to Tottenham forward Harry Kane, who has been a long-term transfer target for the club. However, Spurs have tried to scare off United by placing a valuation of £200 million on the striker, according to reports on the Independent. Spurs have no idea of selling the 23-year-old and they have placed such an extravagant fee after learning that United would even be ready to spend £100 million on Kane.

After having won the Premier League Golden Boot award for the last two seasons, Kane is widely regarded as one of the finest centres forwards. Signing the England star would be a major coup for United.

The departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaves United in a difficult position, as two of the recognised strikers – Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford – have not scored enough goals in recent times to suggest that they would be able to share the burden over the course of a full season and help United to major titles.

Kane will significantly improve the quality of the forward line up especially in the wake of other signings who are expected to join the club. Yet, the £200 million valuation effectively means an end to the transfer interest, as United will switch our interest elsewhere.

Alvaro Morata and Belotti are the best possible alternatives available in the market right now. Morata is good but may not be enough for us if we want to challenge the heavyweights like Madrid, Barca, and Bayern in Europe.

We personally believe Andrea Belotti will be a decent option for us. The Torino forward was one of the top strikers in the Italian Serie A last season, and he can be bought without any negotiations due to the presence of a £85 million release clause (Source: Metro) in his contract.