Man Utd urged to make a transfer ‘statement’ in Jadon Sancho vs Harry Kane dilemma
Manchester United have been told to prioritise the signing of Tottenham striker Harry Kane over a potential deal to bring in Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho. Former Chelsea player Craig Burley believes United need to make “a statement” this summer with their transfer activity.
United are set for a busy transfer window.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to spend big in order to improve his squad for next season.
They have been linked with a host of names, including Kane, Sancho, Jack Grealish, James Maddison and Philippe Coutinho.
Reports suggest the Red Devils will be in a good position financially, and will be able to outspend the rest of their rivals whenever the window opens.
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However, a move for Kane would likely set them back close to £200million, with Tottenham demanding a world-record fee for their star striker.
Likewise, Sancho is set to cost upwards of £100m, meaning they could be forced into choosing between the two.
And Burley believes there should be no contest, and they should go out and spend the money on Kane, because he would be more of a statement signing than Sancho.
He explained on ESPN FC that he believes even though Kane would only be at the club for five years or so, while Sancho would be there for much longer, the England captain would be the better signing of the two.
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“I would go for Harry Kane,” he said when asked to recommend a signing for United to make.
“I think United need to make some big statements.
“Are you going to have to pay some big bucks? Yes. Is there going to be a big sell-on at the end? Probably not.
“Although you’re going to get probably four or five years with one of the best natural strikers on the planet. That’s too big to turn down.
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“If you want ten years, look at Jadon Sancho. But United already have young players.
“They’ve got Greenwood, they’ve got Rashford, they’ve got Martial.
“They’ve got the youngsters in and around the squad already.
“If they want to make a statement and you need someone to lead the line, you can’t get Robert Lewandowski, so you go for Harry Kane and make a statement.”
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