Reasons to why Manchester United may opt not sign long term target Harry Kane in the upcoming transfer window

Manchester United have been closely following England striker Harry Kane since the arrival of Coach Louis Van Gaal at the Manchester United dugout. By then, Harry Kane was flashing all the signs of a potential world class striker that he has become today. United has therefore been linked with a move for the Tottenham striker every time a transfer window opened. These speculations led to Tottenham Hotspurs placing a 200 million euros price tag on their most priced asset. However, the transfer may fail to happen after the latest Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward and head coach Ole Gunnar’s comments on the transfer window.

Following the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic a few months ago, Ed Woodward has said that he expects clubs including United to be affected financially. This would make it hard for the club to splash 200 million euros on Tottenham striker Harry Kane. Ed Woodward suggested that it is unlikely that the business shall be conducted normally in the following transfer window.

“It may not be business as usual for any clubs, including ourselves, in the transfer market this summer. As ever, our priority is the success of the team, but we need visibility of the impact across the whole industry, including the timing of the transfer window, and the wider financial picture, before we can talk about a return to normality. On this basis, I cannot help feeling that speculation around the transfer of individual players for hundreds of millions this summer seems to ignore the realities that face sports,” Woodward said.

Head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to be against Manchester United spending big on England skipper Harry Kane citing the availability of their strikers Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood. According to The Sun newspaper, Solskjaer believes that Marcus Rashford who has netted 16 goals in 34 appearances this season is as good as Harry Kane. The 24 years old England striker has been the main striker appearing regularly in the line-up with teenage sensation Mason Greenwood deputizing him.

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Solskjaer has also pointed that he does not intend to block the progress of Mason Greenwood after handing him his first-team debut 13 months ago. Even though the Tottenham striker has fuelled speculation of a move away from the Spurs by admitting that he won’t be staying at spurs for the sake of it, it is highly unlikely that a move to Manchester United will happen any soon.