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Manchester United ‘make decision’ on breaking Jack Grealish record for Harry Kane

Manchester United ‘make decision’ on breaking Jack Grealish record for Harry Kane

According to reports, Manchester United are preparing to spend a significant amount of money to acquire Tottenham’s Harry Kane during the upcoming summer transfer window. 

If the deal goes through, Kane would become the most expensive British footballer in history, surpassing the current record held by Jack Grealish, who was purchased by Manchester City for £100 million from Aston Villa in 2021.

 Kane’s potential move could take place at the end of the current season.

According to a report by The  Mirror, Manchester United are willing to break the transfer record for a British player in order to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham during the upcoming summer transfer window. 

The fee for Kane could exceed the £105 million that Chelsea paid for Enzo Fernandez on the January transfer deadline day. United’s eagerness to acquire Kane is driven by their desire to focus on their primary target, as manager Erik ten Hag is reportedly dissatisfied with the club’s current forward options, with only Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, and Wout Weghorst as recognized center-forwards. 

Ten Hag believes that Kane could have a comparable short-term impact to that of Casemiro, who has quickly transformed the team since his summer transfer from Real Madrid. 

While talks are set to be held at the end of the season about a possible extension of Kane’s contract, which expires in 2024, the report suggests that Tottenham may be concerned about whether the England captain intends to remain at the club for the remainder of his career.

At 29 years old, the player in question has not won any significant trophies during his time with the club, which could entice him to leave in pursuit of team honors while staying in the Premier League with the intention of surpassing Alan Shearer’s goalscoring record.

After Tottenham’s exit from the Champions League at the hands of AC Milan on Wednesday, pressure has intensified on Spurs manager Antonio Conte. In response to a question about whether a top-four finish would be satisfactory for the season, given that the team has been eliminated from all cup competitions, Kane responded bluntly.

“I don’t think so. Where we’re at as a club, we should be winning trophies. That’s always the aim,” Kane admitted. “The top four [being our only target] is a consequence of not playing as well as we want to play. Now that’s all we can fight for so that’s going to be the goal and hopefully we can achieve that come the end of the season.

“But for sure, it’s not enough for this club. Top four [alone] is not good enough for anyone at this club, especially the fans. They have the right to voice their opinion.

“The last week especially just hasn’t been good enough. Before the Sheffield United game, the season could have been a whole lot different.”

Manchester United ‘make decision’ on breaking Jack Grealish record for Harry Kane

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