Man Utd told to 'break the bank' for Harry Kane transfer who can make them Champions League contenders, says Paul Merson | The Sun
MANCHESTER UNITED have been urged to "break the bank" for Tottenham star Harry Kane.
The Red Devils are in the market for a new striker following the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo in October.
The Portuguese striker left the club following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan.
This has left Manchester United short of options upfront and former Arsenal star Paul Merson believes they should go all out for Kane.
The England international is a prolific goalscorer in the Premier League having netted 265 goals and 62 assists across 412 games for Spurs.
And Merson thinks that a potential signing of Kane would help them close the gap to cross-city rivals Manchester City.
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He told the Daily Star: "In an age where clubs spend money for fun and world-class centre-forwards are a rarity, I would find it crazy if Manchester United did not break the bank for Harry Kane.
"You can look all around the world, rack your brains and round up every scout within your network and the answer is right there in front of you. There is nobody that comes close to Kane that is currently available.
"If United ever want to catch Manchester City, they’ve got to go and get Kane. Everybody wants a striker and is searching far and wide but the best centre-forward is staring everybody in the face.
"He plays for a team in Tottenham that are going to win absolutely nothing and surely, sooner or later his head is going to be turned by a move again.
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"I don’t know what I’m missing here. Even if he costs £150million and it’s a four or five-year contract, you are buying over 100 goals. Who else is going to give you that?"
Merson also revealed that he thinks Kane would be able to produce the same impact as Erling Haaland if he was at Manchester City.
He goes as far to say that if the Red Devils signed Kane that they would have a chance to win the Champions League.
He added: "Everyone talks about Erling Haaland but for me, Kane could deliver similar numbers in that Manchester City team and even add more assists.
"Call me silly but Kane would even give United a chance of winning the Champions League in my opinion.
"He is a machine. Tottenham are only where they are because of Harry Kane, it really is that simple. He is the difference."
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