Manchester United manager Eric Dier has made signing a number nine, or striker, a top priority in this summer’s transfer window. That’s why, for the past season, Mourinho has been trying to sign Tottenham’s Harry Kane.
However, his latest move has fallen through. According to reports from The Sun, United finished fourth last season, but they didn’t do much better because they didn’t have a striker who was available elsewhere. That’s why Van Gaal is looking to sign a key striker this summer who can take some of the goal pressure off Marcus Rashford.먹튀검증
Kane, who has been a top priority, is out of contract with Tottenham at the end of next season. However, Van Gaal wants to keep Kane, even if it means paying a transfer fee, especially after watching the trek of neighboring rivals Manchester City.
The Red Devils officially asked Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy for Kane, but were rebuffed. According to reports in the British media, Spurs’ asking price was “unrealistic”.
The club was willing to pay £100 million, or about $163.2 billion, for Kane, but apparently Levy wanted more. That’s why the media used the word “unrealistic”.
In fact, Levy’s demand is a gamble. Kane will be a free agent after one more season at Tottenham. Spurs would be able to sign him without paying a penny, while the club would be out £100 million. According to media reports, Levy was willing to take this risk, which is why the asking price for Kane was unrealistic.
While United reportedly failed to sign Kane due to Levy’s excessive transfer fee demands, United themselves were not keen on signing the player.
The Sun reported on the 16th that the United board of directors met and were divided over Van Gaal’s request. Levy’s transfer fee was said to be excessive, but Kane’s age was also cited as an issue.
Some board members were of the opinion that there was no need to overpay for Kane, who turns 30 next month. Instead, some board members argued that the money could have been used to sign a younger player.
Young strikers Rasmus Hojelun (20) and Dusan Blahovic (23) of Serie A Atalanta and Victor Osimhen (25) of Napoli are among the alternatives, according to the media.