Manchester United want to avoid Daniel Levy nightmare in striker pursuit

Harry Kane’s future at Tottenham Hotspur is up in the air and Manchester United could look to take advantage of that in the coming months. Just a shame that would involve dealing with the nightmare that is Daniel Levy.

To many it’s the obvious solution for both Harry Kane and Manchester United. The England captain approaches his 30th birthday, having never won a trophy in his career, and Erik ten Hag has United on the cusp of being title contenders after winning the Carabao Cup in his first season as manager.

Kane can also give United something we need in a goalscorer. We lack a centre-forward with an eye for goal and everyone knows that. One person who will be sat waiting for us to knock on the door is Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, a shrewd negotiator, who United view as a nightmare to deal with in the transfer market.

“United can’t afford to start the season without a new striker,” one source correctly told ESPN. “And having dealt with Levy in the past, they don’t want to go through that nightmare all over again for Kane with so much at stake, so they might not even get involved.”

This would mean United are going completely against what is being reported elsewhere. ESPN’s Mark Ogden explains that there is no guarantee that Kane will end up at Old Trafford this summer.

After a big-money transfer involving Dimitar Berbatov from Tottenham, on transfer deadline day in 2008, there were rumours that manager Sir Alex Ferguson and chief executive David Gill vowed never to deal with Levy again. He had put such a stain on their relationship during the negotiation process.

We are also under the impression that Levy will invite interest from foreign clubs — Bayern Munich — with an interest in Kane, should the striker lean towards a move to a domestic rival.

I would take Kane in a heartbeat – but is there anyone younger out there?

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  1. “Erik ten Hag has United on the cusp of being title contenders”

    Just confirm something to me. If United are just a whole two points above Spurs in the table, and apparently they are having a fantastic season, surely Spurs being that close also means that they are on the cusp of a title challenge?

    Give over, United are nowhere nearer than Tottenham of challenging.

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