Manchester United have landed two of their top targets this summer but might have to put their plans to sign a striker on hold for another year.
The emergence of Mason Greenwood paired with Edinson Cavani’s stunning last three months of the 2020/21 season means that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a potent frontline, despite not spending big on a forward this summer.
Harry Kane is believed to be a longstanding target at the club and their pursuit of Erling Haaland in 2019, who was at RB Salzburg at the time, was well documented.
An approach to sign either of the pair this summer is unlikely but according to ESPN, plans to invest heavily in a striker next summer are ‘already in place’, with the club hopeful of Erling Haaland and Harry Kane still being on the market.
Haaland would demand a high fee next year, despite talks of a potential release clause. Kane, who has three years remaining on his contract, is unlikely to see his value drop in the next 12 months. Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy, is a notoriously tough negotiator and unwillingly sanctioned Dimitar Berbatov’s transfer to Manchester United in 2008.