Manchester United considering £40m move for Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane – report

by Sam Peoples

Louis van Gaal has identified Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane on his list of potential forward targets for the upcoming transfer window, reports The Times.

A whopping price tag of £40m has been attached to Kane by The Times’ James Ducker after what has been a brilliant breakthrough season where he has scored 30 goals for Tottenham in all competition.

With Man United having such problems with their strikers, it comes as no surprise to see Kane linked with a move to Old Trafford but the price quoted is unbelievable.

Although Kane would come with the added English premium which players tend to have in the Premier League, you can’t justify a £40m price tag for him off the back of one season. There aren’t many strikers in the world who could command that sort of free, let alone Kane.

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He deserves all the praise he gets having won the PFA Young Player of the Year award but it’s ridiculous to suggest he is already worth £40m.

To be fair, that price may well be more reflective of how much Daniel Levy is going to want for Kane rather than his real market value as the Spurs chairman is well known for being very difficult to negotiate with.

United are more than likely going to be in the market for a new striker this summer but there’s not a chance Van Gaal should be considering a move for Kane at £40m. That would be more of a risk than signing Radamel Falcao on a permanent deal this summer.

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