Manchester United chief Ed Woodward makes huge transfer decision

Ed Woodward, Manchester United. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Ed Woodward, Manchester United. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images) /

According to the latest reports, Manchester United are on the brink of making a huge transfer decision ahead of the summer window.

There are signings which can have an immediate and transformative impact on the team. Manchester United fans will be well aware of this. When the Red Devils lost the Premier League title to their arch rivals Manchester City on the final day in 2012, they purchased Robin van Persie who led Sir Alex Ferguson and co to a comfortable victory the following year.

Current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who served as a player under Sir Alex Ferguson, is trying to make a signing of similar ilk in the summer transfer window ahead with the help of Ed Woodward.

Harry Kane has been a name that has been touted about ever since the England captained hinted he was unsure about his future at Tottenham.

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Kane is certainly of the same ilk as Robin van Persie. If anything the English centre forward is potentially an even better prospect than the Dutchman.

Kane is a World Cup top-goalscorer and a consistently prolific goalscorer in the Premier League. He has the potential to break Alan Shearer‘s long standing all time record.

With United desperate for a world-class striker, after missing out on Erling Braut Haland in January and letting Romelu Lukaku in the summer, a move for Harry Kane seems like a no brainer.

However the Red Devils chief Ed Woodward has had to make a huge decision with The Guardian reporting that the club have ‘accepted’ a transfer for Harry Kane is ‘out of reach’ even for the Red Devils’ financial might this summer.

The club’s priority seems to be on signing Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, in a fee that could be around £100 million pound, The Guardian claims that Harry Kane is valued at around £150 million by the Tottenham board.

That will make it unfeasible for the Red Devils to land the England captain with the club unable to afford both world-class talents. Especially with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to strengthen his midfield, with the likes of James Maddison and Jack Grealish being linked to the club.

No matter how mouthwatering the prospect of Harry Kane lining up for the club might be, the Red Devils have to come to terms with the fact that they could find cheaper and potentially better alternatives.

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Do you think United should sign Jadon Sancho or Harry Kane?