The ex-Manchester United defender feels the club want to avoid entering into prolonged transfer talks this summer.
Rio Ferdinand has told the transfer decision-makers at Manchester United to ‘get it done early’ if they want to sign Harry Kane this summer.
The Red Devils are interested in signing the England captain but are wary of entering into prolonged talks with Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy, who is renowned as a tough negotiator. Indeed, with Spurs reluctant to sell, the Red Devils are looking more likely to sign Victor Osimhen in the centre-forward area.
But speaking ahead of United’s Premier League encounter with Tottenham, Ferdinand told the Red Devils’ hierarchy to start negotiations before the end of the campaign if they are serious about signing Kane.
“If there is no talk about this man between the Manchester United leadership and Daniel Levy, I would be very surprised,” the ex-defender told BT Sport.
“Start now, even before the season is over. If you look at Spurs’ situation and how restless they are. Manchester United have to look at this and say ‘do it now.’
Kane has just over a year left on his contract at north London, meaning he could leave for free in the summer of 2024 if Spurs don’t accept a bid for the striker in the upcoming transfer market . Ferdinand said a year was “too long” for Kane to wait for a move, while the addition of his new United signing would bring them “closer” to winning the title.
The Spurs striker has scored 24 league goals in 32 league appearances this season, a tally surpassed only by Manchester City’s Erling Haaland.