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Manchester United eyeing summer swoop to sign Harry Kane

An update has emerged on Erik ten Hag and his plans for Manchester United’s upcoming summer transfer window…

What’s the talk?

According to the Daily Mail, the Dutch head coach is now eyeing up Tottenham Hotspur and England centre-forward Harry Kane ahead of the 2023/24 campaign.

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The report claims that ten Hag wants to add a new number nine to his squad at the end of the season and the Three Lions captain has been identified as a target.

It is stated that Spurs are set to demand at least £85m for the attacker and that United have the advantage over the likes of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich as the player would prefer to remain in the Premier League.

Robin van Persie 2.0

Manchester United have had success in signing strikers from North London in the past and, perhaps, the best example of this was when they snapped up Robin van Persie from Arsenal in the summer of 2012.

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The iconic Dutch centre-forward proved to be a phenomenal signing for the Red Devils as he went on to score 58 goals, whilst assisting 21, in 105 appearances for the club in all competitions.

In his first season at Old Trafford, the ex-Gunners marksman plundered a stunning 26 goals and 15 assists in 38 Premier League appearances – playing a huge role in their title success in 2012/13.

Kane could now arrive from a similar area in London and replicate van Persie’s success at United as the gem has proven his quality in front of goal over the course of a number of seasons.

The England number nine has struck 198 goals in 302 Premier League matches for Tottenham and Norwich combined, with three outings for the latter, and has showcased his ability as a playmaker with 24 top-flight assists since the start of the 2020/21 campaign.

Kane, who was dubbed “prolific” by journalist John Cross in 2022, has scored 15 goals in 20 league matches for Spurs in the current season – a tally that only Manchester City’s Erling Haaland (22) has bettered.

This indicates that United would be signing one of the best strikers in the Premier League, as they did when they signed a certain Dutch finisher in 2012, and that could provide a huge lift to ten Hag’s squad by improving their goalscoring potential.

Therefore, ten Hag could land the club’s next van Persie by signing Kane as the Englishman’s terrific play in the final third could push them to compete for titles once again, given the incredible output he has had over the years for Tottenham.