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Man Utd pulled plug on Kane transfer deal because of Greenwood

Manchester United are eyeing a summer deal for Harry Kane at a time where Mason Greenwood’s future still remains unsettled.

This summer, the Red Devils are set to pursue a major deal for Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

But, the England international may already be at the club if it wasn’t for Greenwood. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rated the player so highly he decided against moving for Kane, instead thinking he would be the club’s striker for many years to come.

United want a new forward this summer, well aware they need a world-class replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo – who left Old Trafford back in November.

And while Osimhen and Goncalo Ramos have been linked, amid their good performances for Napoli and Benfica respectively, Kane is the club’s No 1 target.

United are huge admirers of the Tottenham star, with interest dating back to Louis van Gaal’s time. Not everyone at the club has been sold on the idea of recruiting the Tottenham forward, however.

Back in 2020, it emerged Solskjaer opted against signing Kane because he was worried about the impact it would have on Greenwood and his development.

The forward was only 18 at the time but had burst onto the scene, impressing alongside the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in attack.

Solskjaer was confident Greenwood would be the right player to spearhead United’s attack for years to come. But now, the 21-year-old is facing an uncertain future at Old Trafford.

Regardless of what happens with Greenwood, who is still subject of a club investigation, Erik ten Hag is eager to sign Kane this summer.


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