Date: 24th May 2021 at 6:30pm
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Ian McGarry has been speaking on the latest edition of The Transfer Window podcast about ’s pursuit of Harry Kane.

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Nice easy one to start off with, who currently sits top of the table?

The 27-year-old wants to leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer, and the Red Devils are one of three Premier League clubs keen to sign Kane.

However, the fee could be astronomical, with some reports claiming that he will cost £150m. Kane has not formally handed in a transfer request, but it has been revealed that Manchester United will cover the money that he would lose if he did go down that route.

McGarry said: (11:35) “It is our information that Manchester United have made it clear to Harry Kane that should he need to push the transfer, i.e ask for a transfer in an official sense, which of course would disbar his entitlement to a payoff on his current contract, which is around £6m net per year, currently, until 2024.

“Meaning that he would lose out on £18m of salary if he asked for a transfer, Manchester United are prepared to compensate him for that loss of earnings in a signing-on fee, which could be paid over the length of his contract.

“He would expect and will be offered around twice his current deal at Tottenham Hotspur. So not only would he be earning more, but he would also get some kind of compensation fee for the wages that he gives up should he need to force his way out of Tottenham Hotspur, and that could be a very powerful way of doing things for Kane.”

Do you think this will help Man U get Kane?

Yes, this could help

Yes, this could help

No, he won't hand in a transfer request, so it doesn't matter

No, he won't hand in a transfer request, so it doesn't matter

TIF Thoughts on Kane and Manchester United…

Now, if this were to happen, Kane would have no reason not to hand in a formal transfer request, and you would think it could put Daniel Levy in a tricky position.

Certainly, this offer from the Red Devils to the England man can only benefit them, but even if Kane were to hand in a transfer request, the club would still have to strike a deal with one of football’s toughest negotiators in Levy.

Kane does clearly want out though, and it seems as if the Red Devils are putting themselves front and centre in the chase for him at the moment in what is sure to be a thrilling transfer saga.

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