Manchester United prefers to sign Jadon Sancho over Tottenham forward Harry Kane and will allow Edinson Cavani to keep the fort until Erling Haaland leaves Borussia Dortmund.
- Manchester United have been linked with Tottenham striker Harry Kane
- Kane is keen to leave Tottenham in his bid to join a club to win trophies
- However, United would rather make Jadon Sancho their main summer target
- The Red Devils also see Erling Haaland as their long-term number nine
Manchester United don’t expect to make a £ 120m move for Harry Kane this summer – prefers to focus on signing England winger Jadon Sancho and wait 12 months to try Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s former player Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund as their long-term win. number nine.
Solskjaer started work for next season within hours of United’s European Cup final defeat to Villarreal on Wednesday evening and has drawn up a plan with new football director John Murtough, which will not include England captain Kane.
Edinson Cavani’s recent contract extension means that chasing a center forward is seen as less of an immediate priority than Sancho as a right-sided attacker.
Manchester United would rather aim for the arrival of Jadon Sancho than striker Harry Kane
Manchester United would rather sign Sancho’s teammate Erling Haaland than Harry Kane
United are expected to spend a lot of money after their disappointing Europa League final defeat
Sancho, 21, has been in sensational recent form for Dortumund, helping them win the German Cup and qualify for the Champions League with 10 goals in his last 15 appearances.
The former Manchester City academy graduate could charge a fee close to Paul Pogba’s UK record of £ 89m and United will be able to make just one mega signing as the club lost £ 150m in the pandemic and so far has no guarantees for stadiums to run at full capacity next season.
Solskaer has told his bosses that the options would make Sancho, Cavani, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial United competitive for big trophies against players like Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea next season.
While Kane has made it clear that he would like to explore a future far away from Tottenham to win trophies, he still has three years to go on his contract, allowing Daniel Levy to strike a hard deal, with United reluctant to participate in an expensive auction with City getting a main peak is not their top priority.
Solskjaer may add three other squad players in addition to Sancho, and the availability of Haaland, Europe’s most popular young forward, will give United a year from now to try and work the charm offensive on him.
Haaland, who was born in England and started his career under Solskjaer at Molde, has indicated that he will remain with Dortmund for another season if it is believed he will have a £ 65 million release clause – lower than his market value.
Kane could leave Tottenham because he wants to increase his chances of winning trophies
While United will face competition from Real Madrid, Solskaer’s personal relationship with the family may work in his favor, and he hopes to prove to Haaland next season that United is a match for everyone in the Premier League and Europe.
United’s defeat to Villarreal was devastating for Solskjaer, who had hoped it would prove his first trophy as a United manager.
But there is no suggestion that the club will change managers for the new season and after returning from Gdansk early on Thursday morning, the manager was involved in talks with Murtough later that day.
Manchester United are happy that Edinson Cavani will be playing the striker until Haaland is available