According to a report from Metro, Manchester United have approved an £80 million bid for Tottenham Hotspur captain Harry Kane. It is believed that the Red Devils are looking to improve their attacking options in the summer transfer window by signing a new striker, and Kane has been made a priority target by Erik ten Hag.
Kane’s Impressive Numbers For Tottenham Hotspur So Far This Season
Kane is having another impressive season at the North London club, as he has produced a string of impressive displays being at the focal point of their attack. The England international has banged in 20 goals and grabbed four assists in 37 matches for Tottenham during this campaign on all fronts.
The 29-year-old has been a consistent performer down the middle, as he is averaging 3.5 shots, 1.7 key passes and 1.2 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League. However, he needs to be more efficient with his ball distribution, as he has only managed to complete 71.8% of his attempted passes in league football (stats via whoscored).
Kane’s contract at the North London club is set to expire in the summer of 2024. Hence, a move would almost certainly have to happen by the start of next season if Spurs are to cash in.
Can Tottenham Afford To Lose Him?
Kane is definitely one of the best strikers in Europe, as he remains a deadly finisher inside the penalty box, while he also has a knack for taking shots from a long range. The English international is a goal threat and can position himself in the right places to invite a few decent opportunities.
The 1.88 meters tall forward can easily dominate his opponents in the air, and with a strong frame, he can hold off the defenders to get a few strikes in on the target. He can also make a few decisive passes to set up his teammates in front of the goal.
He is currently in his prime and is on a rich run of form, so a move away from North London could mean better chances at earning more silverware for the English forward. However, an exit would force the Lilywhites to look for a decent replacement which would pose great difficulty.
If the North London club does not offer him a contract extension sooner than later, then United would very likely be in a pole position to acquire his signature. However, it would all boil down to the summer transfer window.