Manchester United Reportedly Prepared to Offer Harry Kane £300,000-a-Week in Transfer Deal with Tottenham
Manchester United is reportedly ready to offer a staggering £300,000-per-week deal to Harry Kane in a bid to lure him away from Tottenham and make him one of the club’s highest-paid earners.
Despite being a long-time Spurs player, United has started to pursue a deal for the England captain, with manager Erik ten Hag prioritizing bringing in a new striker in the summer.
In addition, the club is also looking to tie down superstar winger Marcus Rashford to a new long-term deal, and has offered to raise his salary to the same figure as Kane’s. Rashford is set to enter the final year of his existing contract at the end of the season, and United is eager to retain a player who was raised in the club’s youth ranks.
To gather the additional funds needed for these deals, it has been reported that David de Gea’s new contract will see him drop his weekly wage and lose his status as the squad’s biggest earner. This will provide the necessary financial flexibility for United to make these lucrative offers to Kane and Rashford.
Kane has been one of the most sought-after players in the transfer market for years, and United has been linked with the striker on numerous occasions. The opportunity to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world and compete for major trophies could be a tempting prospect for the England captain.
On the other hand, Tottenham is unlikely to let their star player go without a fight. Kane is under contract until 2024 and has been in impressive form this season, scoring 31 goals in 44 appearances across all competitions.
The race for Kane’s signature is sure to heat up as the summer transfer window approaches. United’s financial power and the lure of playing for a club with such a rich history and global following could be enough to persuade Kane to make the move to Old Trafford.
Manchester United is reportedly looking to free up funds to lure Tottenham striker Harry Kane to Old Trafford by renegotiating David de Gea’s contract. De Gea’s proposed new deal would see his salary slashed from £375,000-per-week to £200,000-per-week, freeing up more money for Kane, and increasing Marcus Rashford’s wage.
Rashford has been in impressive form this season, scoring 28 goals in all competitions for Manchester United and helping them reach the Carabao Cup final and FA Cup final. Meanwhile, Kane has scored 26 goals across three tournaments with Spurs, but 24 of those have come in the Premier League compared to Rashford’s 15.
It has been reported that Kane’s existing Spurs deal will be increased by £100,000 at Manchester United, and Rashford’s salary will also be raised from £200,000 to over a quarter-of-a-million. The two England strikers will face off at Old Trafford on Thursday evening when Tottenham attempts to dent United’s Champions League qualification hopes.
Kane’s potential move to United could be Tottenham’s most high-profile exit since Gareth Bale left to join Real Madrid for a then-world-record fee in 2013. However, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is known for being a tough negotiator and previously waved away Manchester City’s interest in Kane just two years ago.
Tottenham’s pursuit of a new permanent manager continues after firing interim head coach Cristian Stellini on Monday. Any deal for Kane is likely to command a fee close to £100m, despite the record-breaking England goalscorer turning 30 in July. Should Tottenham fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League, they may need to raise more funds through player sales, making Kane’s departure more likely.