Harry Kane to Manchester United is a rumour that has been doing the rounds for a number of weeks now, but it’s a deal that won’t be happening this summer according to reports.
Manchester United have had a long-standing interest in the England international, and with the Red Devils thought to be on the lookout for a striker this summer, Kane’s recent comments have led to suggestions a move to Old Trafford could be on the cards.
It has been reported that by some that Daniel Levy could be willing to cash in on his prize asset for a world record fee of £200 million, with the Spurs chief still looking to pay off their £1 billion stadium.
However, Sky Sports‘ Manchester correspondent James Cooper has said that a move to United simply ‘won’t happen’ this summer – for two reasons.
“It won’t happen even if Daniel Levy were to suggest to Ed Woodward he might be prepared to do a deal for Kane,” Cooper told Sky Sports.
“Furthermore, I’m under the impression that although there has been interest previously, Kane’s name isn’t on United’s recruitment list.
“United just won’t be spending anything like those sorts of sums, despite expecting to be in a relatively powerful financial position when football emerges from this crisis.”
United may be one of the most financially powerful clubs in world football, but it’s highly unlikely that we’ll see them spend £200 million on a injury-prone striker this summer, especially when football’s finances are set for their biggest squeeze since the Premier League began thanks to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.