Darren Bent has backed to sign Tottenham and England star and feels the move ‘makes sense’ for the player and club.
The 29-year-old striker, who has scored 259 goals across 403 games for Spurs, was widely linked with a move to before Tottenham blocked the move and they instead opted to sign from Borussia Dortmund.
But with Tottenham’s failure to win any domestic trophies since Kane made his debut, the player – considered one of the best strikers in the world – has been regularly linked with an exit and Old Trafford is always mooted as a destination.
The timing could not be better as United are in desperate need of a new striker, with Cristiano Ronaldo’s future up in the air, Anthony Martial’s injury problems and Marcus Rashford only scoring three goals across 11 top-flight games.
Kane’s current Tottenham contract expires in 2024 but Bent feels United ‘would be perfect’ for him.
‘Where does he go? That City [opportunity has] gone,’ former Tottenham striker Bent told .
‘United would be perfect, they need a centre-forward. So that makes sense.’
Bent, though, has warned that United will have to spend at least £100m to sign Kane.
‘It was pretty clear last season that he wanted to leave,’ Bent added. ‘Man City were the ones pressing the issue, clearly they never came up with enough money and its believed they bid £140m but didn’t get him.
‘They clearly believed that he was worth it, but Spurs thought he was worth more. Spurs are a club where if you don’t hit the price they want, you’re not going anywhere.
‘I still think [he would cost] around £100m. There’s no way Daniel Levy will let him walk out for £60m.
‘He could have two weeks left on his contract, Daniel Levy will still want £100m.’
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