Manchester United shunned pursuing Harry Kane in the summertime resulting from their disinclination to barter with the difficult Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.
Regardless of the necessity for a brand new striker following Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure halfway by the 2022/23 season, they selected to discover various choices.
The Athletic experiences that Erik ten Hag beneficial signing the England captain, however Manchester United’s leaders, having had prior troublesome dealings with Levy, knowledgeable the Dutchman that they might not interact in negotiations due to earlier drama’s.
They believed that getting into into talks with Spurs would possible end in a protracted and probably expensive saga, with a excessive chance of the Pink Devils both overspending for Kane or failing to safe his signature, given Tottenham’s reluctance to promote to a home rival.
Bayern Munich finally secured Kane for £86 million, probably rising to £100 million, regardless of the striker being 30-years-old and having only one yr left on his contract. Negotiations with Levy had been prolonged, and there have been considerations concerning the deal collapsing.
Even after the 2 groups had agreed to a deal, the switch was briefly in jeopardy when Levy reportedly took subject with a minor side of the settlement, instructing Kane to not journey to Munich for his medical.
In the long run, Man United opted to signal Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta at roughly half the value they had been quoted for Kane. Nevertheless, the Denmark worldwide has had a difficult begin at Previous Trafford, failing to attain in eight Premier League appearances, though he has fared higher within the Champions League, even regardless of his group’s poor kind within the competitors, with 5 targets in 4 video games.