‘He can’t be going anywhere but Man United’: Rio Ferdinand insists Erik ten Hag MUST sign Harry Kane from Tottenham to fix their No 9 problem amid reports Old Trafford club will chase England captain this summer
- Rio Ferdinand has urged Manchester United to sign Tottenham’s Harry Kane, 29
- Erik ten Hag’s side are hoping to sign Burnley striker Wout Weghorst on loan
- But club icon Ferdinand insists United should break the bank for the England star
Rio Ferdinand has urged Manchester United to sign England captain Harry Kane this summer.
The Red Devils are looking to bring in a striker to replace the axed Cristiano Ronaldo and are hoping to complete a six-month loan deal for Burnley striker Wout Weghorst, but Kane will reportedly be targeted by Old Trafford chiefs in the next transfer window.
Ferdinand told his Vibe with Five YouTube channel that United should break the bank to sign Tottenham No 9 Kane because he guarantees 20 to 25 goals per season.
Rio Ferdinand has urged Manchester United to sign England captain Harry Kane this summer
Club icon Ferdinand insisted United should break the bank for the Tottenham star
He said: ‘Get Harry Kane in. Spurs fans, I’m sorry. You’re not going to win anything. He’s not going to win anything at Spurs. They’re in a bit of turmoil at the minute.
‘Man United, if you’re going to go in the summer: let’s go and find a number nine for the next three or four years to hang our hat on, to get 20-25 goals a season every year, where are you going?
‘You’re going to have to pay big money for Harry Kane. But at least you know you’re getting a man who gets 20-25 goals a season. So Harry Kane can’t be going anywhere but Man United.’
Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag is hoping to sign Wout Weghorst on loan as a short-term option
Kane, 29, who has 15 goals in 18 Premier League appearances this season, is widely considered one of the best strikers in the world.
Weghorst, meanwhile, only scored twice in 20 appearances for Burnley as they were relegated last season but has eight goals in 16 games in all competitions for Turkish side Besiktas, where he is currently playing on loan.
United are in talks with Burnley over signing Weghorst until the end of the season, and the Holland striker has made it clear that he wants to move to Old Trafford.
United are in talks over a shock move for Burnley striker Wout Weghorst, who is on loan at Besiktas
But Besiktas will only agree to end the 30-year-old’s loan spell in Turkey for the right price, and dismissed suggestions it can be cut short for £2million as ‘fictitious’.
The Istanbul club have an option to buy him for £8.5million in the summer.
United though are not giving up on signing Weghorst and remain confident a deal can still be reached.
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