After this summer, Harry Kane’s future at Tottenham is uncertain as Manchester United ponders their options as they want to capitalize on a Champions League near-miss.
While they search for a star striker, Manchester United is optimistic that they may sign Harry Kane this summer.
The Tottenham great recently achieved a long-held dream of becoming the club’s all-time leading scorer. Earlier in his career, Old Trafford was linked with a move for the player. His North London team is still not competitive enough to contend for the Premier League, though.
According to The Sun, representatives of United have made contact with Kane’s camp through a third party and are encouraged by the reaction. They feel that if Tottenham doesn’t place in the top four, they will be forced to cut their asking price, which is presently £100m.
So, the Red Devils, who fell to Liverpool 7-0 on Sunday, may need a favor from their bitter rivals. The Reds are making a push for fourth place now that they have found some consistency. They continue to be one of the teams with the best chances of beating Tottenham, along with Newcastle.
When Erik ten Hag arrived, he brought reinforcements in a number of areas by signing players like Casemiro and Lisandro Martinez. However, a No. 9 was not acquired, and since Anthony Martial has been sidelined for a large portion of the season, it is anticipated that United would pursue a striker following the current campaign.
When Manchester City expressed interest in signing Kane, he started making plans to depart Tottenham just over 18 months ago. Daniel Levy remained steadfast in his belief that the player wasn’t for sale, and City later acquired Erling Haaland. Bayern Munich is rumored to be interested and might challenge United.
Recently, the England captain acknowledged that there hadn’t been much discussion about his future. If I’m completely honest, there hasn’t been much conversation, “added he. “While I’m sure there will be discussions in the upcoming months, I must admit that right now all of my attention is on this season and giving the club my best effort.
There is still much to play for, including trying to qualify for the Champions League and trying to win the FA Cup and the Champions League. My attention is on that. I’m aware that there will be rumors, discussion, and conjecture regarding my future, but I’m simply concentrating on what I can do.
The 2008 League Cup victory by Tottenham is still the club’s only prize, which has drawn harsh criticism for club president Levy. Kane finished second in the league, helped Tottenham go to the Champions League final, won the Carabao Cup, but his trophy case is still empty.
After Anfield embarrassing loss, Erik ten Hag imposes ‘savage retribution’ on Man United
In order to listen to Liverpool’s players celebrating their 7-0 triumph, Erik ten Hag made his pretend Manchester United teammates sit in silence.
The Red Devils were destroyed by Jurgen Klopp’s growling Reds just one week after winning the League Cup. Mohamed Salah, Cody Gakpo, and Darwin Nunez each assisted on two goals, while Roberto Firmino completed a historic evening by scoring a goal for himself. It seemed like everything Liverpool touched almost resulted in a goal.
The outcome was even more stunning in light of the relatively level first half and the fаcт that Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford both squandered golden scoring opportunities. Ten Hag made sure his United players were aware of the outcome following an astonishing second 45 minutes during which United allowed six goals.
Ten Hag reportedly ordered his team to leave their dressing room and listen to Liverpool’s celebrations while United’s biggest enemies laughed, cheered, and danced in the opposition changing room. After United lost 4-0 to Brentford on the road, the former Ajax manager punished his players by making them run 13.8 kilometers each, as that was the distance the Bees ran collectively more than United. Ten Hag even participated in the punishment as a show of support.
But, this can end up being a very different hardship to overcome. The Daily Mirror quoted a source from United as saying that Ten Hag was “clearly furious” and told the players they were lucky to be taking the team bus back to Old Trafford rather than being forced to ride with the supporters.
He gave them everyone a warning, saying that they wouldn’t get another chance and would instead be placed in the Under-21s if something similar happened again. Ten Hag harshly criticized United’s performance at Anfield following the game.
After United lost, Ten Hag told BBC Five Live that it was the poorest performance of the year. You have to keep your head up and we didn’t. We lost the game at the conclusion of the first half and the beginning of the second.
“It’s all about displaying discipline, and we didn’t, so that’s when you start giving up goals,” said the player. This performance is unnecessary and incredibly unprofessional. We failed to perform our duties, and you must.
The only thing going for United is that, thanks to Tottenham’s loss to Wolves and Newcastle United’s loss to Manchester City, they aren’t back in the top four competition. Ten Hag wouldn’t be comforted by it much, though.