Manchester United will not be able to sign all their key targets in the next transfer window and therefore must prioritise who they want to buy first, says European football expert Julien Laurens. United are linked with a host of players to improve Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.
England duo Jadon Sancho and Harry Kane are on the club’s radar but would likely cost a combined £300million.
Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish is also a target, with Laurens saying United also want a new centre-back.
Tottenham are said to want £200m for Kane so United will have to decide whether to spend a large part of their budget on him or use it on other targets.
“I think [Kane’s price is] a very good debate and we will have that debate many times between now and whenever the transfer window opens,” Laurens told the Gab and Juls podcast.
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“Will he go? Will he not go? I think he would be a great shout for United, whatever price they can get him.
“But they might have to choose, they might not be able to sign in the same transfer window Jadon Sancho, another centre-back, Harry Kane.
“There’s a point where you can’t just spend £500m in the summer, so they would have to make choices.”
Meanwhile, former Arsenal winger Perry Groves believes Tottenham fans would understand Kane joining Liverpool or Manchester City more than United.
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City are back-to-back Premier League champions and Liverpool are runaway leaders this season.
United have failed to win the league since 2013 and have often missed out on Champions League qualification in recent seasons.
“It will be up to him because if he actually goes to Daniel Levy and says ‘I want to leave’, he will make the decision, he will go,” Groves told talkSPORT.
“I think Spurs fans would understand.
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“If he went to someone like Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern Munich, even Liverpool or Man City who are far away from Spurs at the moment, they’d get [why he’d want to go].
“I don’t think they’d be very happy if he went to Manchester United, because Manchester United are still in the transitional period, they’re not realistically challenging for those big trophies at the moment.
“Arsenal fans, we had the exact same thing with Robin van Persie, exactly the same.
“It will all come down to Harry at the end of the day.”
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