Man Utd Plotting Audacious £80m Swoop On Tottenham

By on March 2, 2017

The January transfer window is now closed but we can still look at deals that failed to get across the line and those being lined-up for the summer. Today, Man Utd are linked with Harry Kane….

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is plotting a sensational £80m move for Tottenham’s Harry Kane if they fail to sign Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid, according to the Daily Star.

Mourinho needs to bring in a top class striker this summer with doubts continuing over the future’s of Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Griezmann has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford.

The French international has developed in to one of the best strikers in the world since joining Atletico and the Daily Star claim that United are prepared to trigger his £85m release clause after making him their No.1 target this summer.

However, with Griezmann insisting he’s content at Atletico and expressing concerns about living in Manchester, the Red Devils have drawn up a back-up plan in-case they fail to lure the 25-year-old to England.

And the Daily Star claim that United will turn their attention to Tottenham hitman Harry Kane and are already plotting an audacious £80m swoop for the England international.

The newspaper states that United chief executive Ed Woodward has told sources that it will be difficult to sign Kane after he penned a new contract earlier in the season but that won’t stop the Manchester giants from trying.

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Kane is enjoying another prolific campaign at White Hart Lane having scored 22 goals in 27 games so it’s easy to see why United would be willing to pay huge money to lure him to Old Trafford.

However, even at £80m, I personally don’t think Tottenham would sell as they are now genuine title contenders and will want Kane to lead the team out at their new stadium in 2018.

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With Ibrahimovic yet to sign a new contract and Rooney tipped to leave this summer, I fully expect at least one big-name striker to arrive at United this summer but I’d suggest that Griezmann is a more attainable target than Kane.

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6 Comments

  1. Big Mal

    March 2, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Must be a slow day if you’re making up transfer stories in March. The press love the 6th best team in England so much

  2. Martyn James

    March 2, 2017 at 11:00 am

    It would take so much more for Spurs to sell Kate.
    May be, and this is only a mayear be, if Manure fund the entirety of our stadium build I would consider loaning them Kane for a season but he wouldn’t be allowed to play for them lol.

    • Martyn James

      March 2, 2017 at 11:01 am

      Kane not Kate. Predictive text can’t predict a thing.

  3. JOHNNY

    March 2, 2017 at 11:01 am

    More like £180,000,000 he is a world class striker everybody wants him not like the £83,000,000 that Utd shelled out for Pogba a world clogger .

    • Martyn James

      March 2, 2017 at 11:06 am

      Pogba: an £83million player that isn’t worth £8.3million.
      Kane: a player that is literally priceless in modern football because he is a fantastic player and he isn’t a conceited prick like Costa and Aguero etc.
      I don’t think Levy would be brave enough to sell Kane, even with the policy of selling players to make money I still think that the supporters would want Levys head if he sold Kane not to mention I firmly believe that Pochettino would pack his bags too.

  4. YidArmyKG

    March 2, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Typical Jargon from these journalist muppets, lets be honest when are Utd not interested in Kane he is miles better than their current options and he is still improving, chances of him joining Utd ZERO.

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