Tottenham Hotspur ‘unwilling’ to sell star striker Harry Kane to Manchester United
Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur are ‘unwilling’ to sell England international Harry Kane to Manchester United, according to Sky Sports (h/t Manchester Evening News).
In January, the Red Devils signed Wout Weghorst on loan from Burnley until the end of the season. However, the Holland international is seen as a stop-gap signing.
The Old Trafford side have earmarked the Spurs striker as their primary target for the upcoming transfer window. Erik ten Hag prefers the 29-year-old to bolster the number nine position at the Manchester-based club.
Unfortunately, United have been dealt a blow as the North London side will not let Kane join another English top-flight outfit. Bayern Munich are also interested in the Three Lions’ skipper. However, it remains to be seen whether the Lilywhites will do business with the Bavarians.
The 29-year-old broke onto the scene at Tottenham in the 2014/15 season. Over the years, the forward has developed into a quality number nine. But his current contract with Spurs is set to expire in the summer of 2024.
Kane has been the North London side’s reliable outlet season after season. The England international has been Antonio Conte’s only reliable forward in the current campaign. However, if the 29-year-old does not extend his deal, the Lilywhites risk losing him for free.
Ten Hag currently only has two natural strikers at his disposal. Unfortunately, with Anthony Martial out on the sidelines for most of the season, Weghorst has featured a lot in recent weeks.
United have had to rely on Marcus Rashford to find the back of the net this season. The 25-year-old has shouldered the burden of the Red Devils’ attack since the Dutch manager’s arrival.
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Thus, we could do with a prolific goal-scorer like Kane in the team. However, it remains to be seen whether Tottenham will change their stance on parting ways with the 29-year-old.