Rene Meulensteen believes Manchester United should sign Harry Kane over Jadon Sancho
Sancho is United’s top transfer target this summer. Although the player is also keen on a move, Dortmund are refusing to lower their £108m asking price. Their stance could even see United back out.
Meulensteen believes the United squad needs strengthening in a number of areas. He believes the side will do well with a traditional number nine such as Kane.
He goes on to add that signing the English captain should take precedence over Sancho
“They’re bringing Jadon Sancho in, but more than anything, I would have gone for a more prolific out-and-out striker, somebody like Harry Kane.”
Meulensteen’s comments are based on the creativity that exists in the United midfield. With Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba striking a good partnership, he expects plenty of service for the forwards to thrive.
He believes a player who can get at the end of these chances and guarantee 25 goals a season can change the club’s fortune.
“Somebody in the middle who’s going to score 25-plus goals. That will close the gap for United.”
Among the best strikers in world football, Kane surely fits the bill of a serial goalscorer. The Tottenham Hotspur ace was even linked with a move to United earlier in the year. But with Spurs demanding £200m for him, a deal is very unlikely.
Ole Gunnar Solskajer has used Anthony Martial as the striker this season. The Frenchman has repaid his manager’s faith in him and has notched up 20+ goals in all competitions.
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Meulensteen, however, believes that Sancho will be a big signing who is destined for a bright future. One of the brightest talents in world football, he has scored 20 goals and assists apiece in 44 games this season.