Manchester United are reportedly ready to go all out for Tottenham striker, Harry Kane.
The Daily Mail reports that United are fully prepared to pony up as much as £45m to acquire the talented striker from White Hart Lane.
Kane, who has enjoyed an incredibly successful breakout campaign, has blasted 30 goals for his Spurs club this season, wowing the entire Premier League in the process.
United have been highly impressed with the young English talent and have reportedly made him their top target for this summer’s transfer window, despite the fact that Kane is fresh off signing a new five year extension with Spurs in February.
United have always had money to spend and this offseason is no exception. The Red Devils have already been linked to a plethora of expensive players in recent weeks, with Gareth Bale being the biggest name on the list.
Bale has been crucified all year for his poor play at the Bernabeu and he may very well be on his way out of Madrid after yet another sub-par performance in Real’s Champions League exit at the hands of Juventus.
United have been considered the favourite to land Bale should he leave Madrid this summer, however with the news that Kane is now Louis Van Gaal’s top target, Bale may need to find another home if he indeed leaves.
However, although Kane would be an exciting addition at Old Trafford, the Red Devils have a treasure chest of money to spend this summer and it is hard to imagine them passing on Bale if he is available, despite the fact that they would need to eat his enormous contract to reel him in.
Part of the issue with Bale this season in Spain has been the simple fact that he has had to play under the gigantic shadow of one Cristiano Ronaldo aka CR7.
Ronaldo is clearly the top option for Madrid, as he should be, and Bale has had to play second fiddle to the Portuguese superstar.
As a result, Bale hasn’t looked like the player he was before the transfer from the Premier League to the La Liga.
If he were to break free from Madrid and join a team, say United, who would make him their top option, we may see Bale return to the type of player that earned him a record contract two summers ago.
He is still young and has the capability to be a star player for just about any team in the world right now.
For that reason, it would be incredibly difficult for the Red Devils to say no to Bale if he were to become available.
All of that said, Kane is nothing to sneeze at.
He may not be as proven as Bale just yet, but he is a dynamic player who may be on the brink of launching himself to world class status if he can repeat his production from this year in future campaigns.
Bottom line, if United were to sign either of these two players they would have to consider that a highly successful summer.