Manchester United have already shown Harry Kane what he is missing this season

Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag is looking to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham this summer and the point has been reached where the forward needs to push to leave his boyhood club.

What kind of Tottenham Hotspur team will face Manchester United on Thursday? Honestly, who knows, given the chaotic turnover of managers at a club that has fallen into shambles at an alarming rate.

Surprisingly, Spurs are still fifth in the Premier League and although they are six points adrift of United, Erik ten Hag’s side still have two games in hand. Whichever team picks their second janitor of the month, Ryan Mason, there are two guarantees. He will abandon the disastrous back four experiment which failed so spectacularly at Newcastle and any hope of a result will rest almost entirely on Harry Kane’s shoulders.

Oh, to hear Kane’s thoughts at St James’ Park after Newcastle’s 6-1 win on Sunday. The 29-year-old scored a stunning goal, his 26th in another outstanding individual season, but was chronically let down by his club.

The England captain turns 30 in July and his loyalty to Tottenham must end. Kane owes his employers nothing. He performed with class and consistency, but his early years were wasted by the muddled thinking of Daniel Levy.

Kane will face the club looking to sign him this summer on Thursday night. It’s no exaggeration to say that it’s the missing piece to the Ten Hag puzzle.

United have already won one trophy this season, are in the final of another and now look confident of finishing in the top four. They achieved all of that without an elite level striker.


Manchester United’s three-man shortlist to replace David De Gea has been announced

Manchester United are believed to be interested in a new goalkeeper, with three outstanding options to replace long-serving David De Gea

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea looks dejected during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea FC at Old Trafford on April 28, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is set to be replaced by one of three options between the positions this summer.

It comes after a report said the Spaniard’s long spell at Old Trafford is coming to an end following his gaffe in last week’s Europa League defeat to Sevilla. De Gea redeemed himself with a performance against Brighton & Hove Albion in the FA Cup at Wembley on Sunday – but still couldn’t save a single penalty in the shootout.

Manchester United's three-man shortlist to replace David De Gea has been announced

Erik ten Hag wants a goalkeeper who can play from behind and with De Gea’s lack of technical ability crippling Manchester United’s build, Ten Hag will be looking for new scoring options for the Red Devils.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag wants a new goalkeeper
According to GiveMeSport, De Gea’s reluctance to accept a pay cut means the club are now looking into three options to replace him: Valencia’s Girogi Mamardashvili, Porto’s Diogo Costa and Brentford’s David Raya.

With Valencia currently struggling in La Liga and in danger of relegation, Mamardashvili could be bought for far less than his estimated £45m worth. Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur also want the Georgian.

Raya has just one year on his contract and looks like the smart signing for United, as they have other goals to acquire on the pitch. However, the Spaniard is highly regarded by his rivals while employers Brentford could try to tie him down on better terms – especially if they qualify for Europe this season.

Costa, meanwhile, has a release clause of around £66m. With Porto unlikely to move, it looks like the Portuguese could be a last resort if United don’t negotiate further deals or run out of targets.

Diogo Costa is Manchester United’s most expensive target goalkeeper. Aged 32, De Gea’s current contract expires this summer with the option of another year on the mouth-watering terms of the £300,000 a week he signed in 2019. United would ideally like cut his wages and complete his deal.

The Spaniard is valued by the Transfermarket at 15 million euros.
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Rumors run full steam ahead when it comes to new faces at Old Trafford. Two Brighton stars have been linked with two other Bundesliga players.

However, three big names have been linked with the exits, with James Ward-Prowse reportedly shortlisted in midfield. Goncalo Ramos is a target and Bruno Fernandes can still leave.

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