Ten Hag asks Man Utd to break transfer record to complete huge summer signing
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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has asked the club to break their transfer record to land striker Harry Kane this summer, according to a new report.
Since the controversial departure of Cristiano Ronaldo back in November United have been lacking in the striker department and were forced to sign Wout Weghorst on loan from Burnley in January.
Despite the impressive goalscoring form of Marcus Rashford the last thing they want is to become too reliant on him so signing a new striker in the summer is a must.
The Red Devils have been linked with both Kane and Victor Osimhen and it now appears Ten Hag has finally made a decision on which one to sign.
According to the Mirror, as reported by the Metro, the Dutch manager has selected Kane as his first choice and has asked the club to fund a record move for him.
The prolific Englishman has just over twelve months left to run on his contract at Tottenham Hotspur and would reportedly cost United £100m.
That would eclipse the £89m they spent on Paul Pogba back in 2016.
Signing could depend on takeover
United's fortunes have completely turned around under Ten Hag this season, and despite the recent 7-0 freak defeat against Liverpool, they are heading in the right direction.
There are still plenty of issues to address and signing Kane would solve one of their biggest problems.
He would be the perfect addition at Old Trafford and a move would no doubt be compared with United's capture of Robin van Persie in 2012 which led them to a Premier League title.
Kane could do the same but the club will have to sort out their ownership issues first if they are to have any chance of buying him.
The Glazers put United up for sale earlier in the season seeking external investment to aid development on and off the pitch.
Despite bids from several parties an agreement is yet to be reached
The perfect summer for supporters would be new owners and a new striker with both having the potential to take United back to the top.
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