Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag admits the club will have to sign a new striker in the summer.
- United have been linked with Kane’s offer
- Ten Hag admits a striker is needed
- Kane is entering the final year of his contract
WHAT HAPPENED? Harry Kane has been in scintillating form for Spurs this season, scoring 24 goals in 33 Premier League games, and Erik Ten Hag has now confirmed that Manchester United must buy a new striker this summer, with Cristiano Ronaldo leaving, leaving Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. , as well as loanee Wout Weghorst, as an option at Old Trafford.
WHAT THEY SAID: As reported Daily MailTen Hag said: “Everyone knows, it’s no secret that all season we lack a number 9. First, we lost Ronaldo, then Anthony Martial was often unavailable, Jadon Sancho was often unavailable, then we lacked front line players.”
“With fewer players we have to play a lot of games, so we definitely need players up front who strengthen the squad.”
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Kane’s contract expires at the end of next season, meaning he will likely be forced to make a big decision this summer. The Red Devils have been linked with a move and are willing to offer Kane a contract worth £300,000 a week. The Mail reported, United do not want to be involved in protracted negotiations with Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy; United have not signed a player from Tottenham since buying Dimitar Berbatov in 2008.
WHAT IS NEXT? United face Aston Villa on Sunday (30/4), as they look to consolidate their place in the top four, while Kane will feature when Spurs take on Liverpool at Anfield.
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