Ian Wright has told Manchester United that Harry Kane would be a significant signing and says Erik ten Hag should offer a member of his squad to sign the Tottenham striker.
United are expected to sign a new striker at the end of the season, having sacked Cristiano Ronaldo in November and signed Wout Weghorst to Old Trafford earlier this month as a short-term solution.
The Red Devils were eyeing a deal for English captain Kane in the summer of 2021 and are reportedly ready to rekindle interest under Ten Hag.
Manchester United are said to have already started work on a deal for Kane, with the 29-year-old reportedly “open” to the move given Tottenham’s ongoing struggles under Antonio Conte.
Wright calls United’s pursuit of Kane a “no-brainer” and says the Old Trafford Spurs hierarchy should offer £60m plus Anthony Martial to sign Ten Hag’s main target.
Martial, who joined Manchester United in 2015, endured another frustrating season, with injuries limiting him to just six Premier League starts.
“Arsenal played very well, but one of the main differences between them and Manchester United on Sunday was Eddie Nketiah, a number 9,” Wright said on the Wrighty’s House podcast.
Manchester United didn’t have that. They had Wout Weghorst up there, but he wasn’t a threat, if we’re being honest he just wasn’t a threat.
“If you look at United’s trajectory and where they are going, get Harry Kane for three years. United will definitely do something as they are not a million miles away at the moment.
“I’m confused how the speculation came out, it must have come from his camp. But now when United come in, let’s say they put £60m on the table and throw Anthony Martial in … that’s really a good deal.
“I think Spurs fans will say ‘Good luck Harry’. If Manchester United have seriously thought about what they need now, it’s a number 9.
“It seems like a no-brainer to choose Harry Kane. He’s taking her somewhere else. It’s that kind of signature.
“If that happened, that dressing room at Old Trafford would be buzzing because they know there’s an elite striker on the way and he’s going to win those games. He’s going to win games for them.”
Manchester United recorded a victory over local rivals Manchester City earlier this month, but have since dropped points at Crystal Palace and suffered a 3-2 defeat to Arsenal.
“Maybe in the next few hours we will realize that we are well positioned, that we are in a good development, a good process, but at the moment I am annoyed,” Ten Hag admitted.
“I also told the players that if they want to win trophies and titles, we have to change our mentality. Because it is not possible for you to play in a top game, you make three such big mistakes when you conced goals.
“Especially the last goal, you have to feel the game. A point was the maximum and then you have to take the point and you can’t give away a goal like we did at the top level. Then you can’t win trophies.
‘I believe [the mentality changes] I think we can change that with coaching. We have already seen how the mentality of the players has changed in recent months, but we must also realize today that we still have a way to go to reach the top.
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