Erik ten Hag will be forced to identify alternatives to his priority transfer target, Harry Kane.
According to MEN, Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy is unwilling to let his star striker leave the club this summer and consequently, Manchester United are pursuing other options.
The report adds: “A source who has worked with Levy half-jokingly said United would have to ‘k*ll him’ to sign Kane.”
Another target for the Red Devils has been Brighton and Hove Albion’s Evan Ferguson after he received plaudits for an emphatic breakthrough campaign, however, the 18-year-old recently penned a five-year deal at the Amex, so he’ll be staying put for the foreseeable future.
Stretty News’ verdict
Kane to United seemed like a perfect fit; the Reds need a prolific, out-and-out No.9 and proven goalscorer to bolster a squad that struggles to find the back of the net. For the England captain, staying in the Premier League is ideal as he looks to break Alan Shearer’s record of being the league’s all-time top ‘scorer.
Everybody knows that his desire is to win trophies and looking at the current state of Spurs – managerless, eighth-placed in the table, no sporting director and a frustrated dressing room, he won’t be tasting success with them any time in the near future.
Meanwhile, Ten Hag’s side just secured Champions League qualification for next season, have an FA Cup final looming and ended their own trophy drought when lifting the Carabao Cup back in February. If he had any determination to get the most out of his career and his world-class talent, he’d push for a move as soon as possible.