Manchester United are reportedly planning a double-swoop for prolific forwards, Harry Kane and Goncalo Ramos.
That’s according to The Mirror, which reports that the club will pursue both targets regardless of the ownership situation, in which Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani are the two parties bidding to take over United.
It is expected that Erik ten Hag’s entourage will “initiate contact” with Ramos’ team over a potential deal worth between £70 – £100 million. The Portugal international has 25 goals and 11 assists in all competitions for Benfica this season.
Harry Kane is seemingly top of Ten Hag’s transfer shortlist this summer, though whether or not he’ll make the switch to one of Tottenham Hotspur’s top-four rivals remains to be seen.
Kane staying in England is highly likely though, as he is 51 goals away from levelling Alan Shearer’s record of being the Premier League’s all-time top goalscorer and at the rate he finds the back of the net, taking over the top spot is within touching distance for the 29-year-old.
The England captain is currently on 28 goals this season so far across all competitions, with a further five assists.
Stretty News’ verdict
Ultimately, the rumour just doesn’t seem realistic. Both players are going to cost upward of £100 million and there’s no way the club have that amount of money to blow on one position.
As well as that, at the moment, the manager has his hands tied when it comes to transfers due to the aggravating delays in the sale process.
Kane will see out the last year of his contract and then re-assess his options