Louis van Gaal plots £40million move for Harry Kane

Posted on Jun 13 2015 - 10:00am by Tim Sheaff

According to Sky Sports Harry Kane is firmly on Louis van Gaal’s radar and it is likely Manchester United will make a bid for him this summer.

Manchester United have been linked with a number of players this summer but Harry Kane is a name that has been mentioned again and again.

It’s not secret that the Red Devils are in the market for a striker, after choosing not to keep Falcao at the club and with Robin van Persie’s future still very unclear. The young Englishman has emerged as a top target for van Gaal.

However, there is one potential drawback – the price. Kane would cost United at least £40million which is a lot for a player that has only had one season playing at the highest level.

The young Englishman was voted the PFA Young Player of the Year last season, scoring a very impressive 21 goals in the League. His goals, and Hugo Lloris’ heroics, helped Tottenham secure fifth place in the League when it looked likely they may have finished behind Southampton and Liverpool.

Not only would Kane cost van Gaal a whopping £40million but the transfer would also have to go through the notorious negotiator, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy. Levy is famous for holding out for the best possible price for his star players, selling Gareth Bale and Luka Modric to Real Madrid for a combined £119million. Though many Spurs fans argue he shouldn’t be selling his best players for any price!

Kane undoubtedly had a fantastic campaign last season but £40million is a big risk for a player who has only played one season of top-flight football. Edinson Cavani also remains on van Gaal’s radar and while the transfer fee may be quite similar, Cavani has a track record that almost guarantees goals. However, at just 21-years-old, £40million for Kane could prove to be an absolute bargain if he manages to fulfil the potential many think he has.