Manchester United will look to avoid Harry Kane pursuit due to one Tottenham chief

Manchester United will look to avoid Daniel Levy “nightmare” in pursuit of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane

Manchester United will look to avoid the “nightmare” of dealing with Daniel Levy in their pursuit of Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane.

The Red Devils are interested in the England international. However, the Old Trafford side are reluctant to enter into a potential bidding war to acquire the 29-year-old’s services.

A source quoted by ESPN (h/t Express) has stated that United are keen on a new striker. However, the Red Devils are not keen on entering into negotiations with Spurs’ chairman.

Manchester United want to avoid getting dragged into a bidding war for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.
Manchester United want to avoid getting dragged into a bidding war for Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

“United can’t afford to start the season without a new striker. And having dealt with Levy in the past, they don’t want to go through that nightmare all over again for Kane with so much at stake, so they might not even get involved.”

The last time Levy allowed a player to move to the Old Trafford side from the Lilywhites was back in the summer of 2008. Dimitar Berbatov crossed the divide and had a fruitful spell in Manchester.

At the moment, Tottenham have no intention of parting ways with Kane. Therefore, they may complicate any pursuit for the Three Lions’ skipper. The England international has been the North London side’s talisman over the years and has been their only reliable outlet this season.

Spurs’ chairman is known for his tough negotiating skills. He blocked a move for the 29-year-old in the summer of 2021 when Manchester City came knocking.

As a result, United have two alternative targets on their radar. One of them is Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and the other option is Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic.

At the moment, Erik ten Hag only has Anthony Martial and Wout Weghjorst at his disposal for the number nine position. The Dutch manager has had to use Marcus Rashford out of position on several occasions.

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Therefore, we evidently need a quality striker in our ranks. However, it is a wise decision not to spend too much time negotiating with Tottenham for Kane and then missing out on our other main targets.