Tottenham forward Harry Kane has not shown up for pre-season training as he looks to force a move away from the London club, according to reports in England.
Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are believed to be the three teams interested in the 28-year-old and, with the player said to cost at least £120m, fans on Twitter have been discussing whether the Red Devils should be trying to sign him now:
I seriously doubt we can afford him… Only way is if we sell Pogba and Lingard
— Darren ?⚽️ (@MR10xAM9) August 2, 2021
I wish but nah
— Twitch: SmallyLive (@SmallyLive) August 2, 2021
As much as I really want Kane to join, he just won’t, every United fan should know
— Utd Futbol (@UtdBol) August 2, 2021
Rather wait for Haaland tbh.
Not good if City gets both Graelish and Kane though..
— Tommy (@Bananflotte) August 2, 2021
No we’re not signing him
— ? (@MG_11__) August 2, 2021
no chance, the Glazers wont even buy Trippier til we’ve sold some
— Laura Martin (@lauralittlelegs) August 2, 2021
— Fenyx (@Acius) August 2, 2021
If we have to fight, i would like to fight for Haaland not Harry Kane
— Htétépé Slash Slash (@HtetepeS) August 2, 2021
Not paying over 80 mill for Kane
— TJUTd? (@td_tju) August 2, 2021
United cannot afford him at the moment.
— Adrian Jackson (@Adrianius29) August 2, 2021
The feeling is that United are happy to keep Edinson Cavani for another season before making a big splash next year to sign a new number nine. However, the worry is that by then the best strikers may have already been snapped up.
If Kane does leave Spurs before the transfer window closes later this month, many assume United would go after Erling Haaland, but there are suggestions Chelsea could table a club-record bid for the Norwegian in the coming weeks. If both forwards are signed by other teams, who would manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer go after next summer?