Erik ten Hag sends a message to Manchester United about £100m target

Manchester United's Dutch manager Erik ten Hag (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Manchester United's Dutch manager Erik ten Hag (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images) /

Manchester United have had a below average season. It’s been nowhere near bad, however, they would’ve hoped to be higher than fourth at this stage of the season. With that in mind, Erik ten Hag wants to have a strong summer transfer window and bring in the right players to mount a tougher title challenge next season.

The one position which the Red Devils could do with improving is to sign a new striker. Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Wout Weghorst do an adequate job there. However, the aim is to sign an out-and-out striker and goal machine, so they can keep up with Manchester City’s superhero-like Erling Haaland.

Several names have been thrown out there, including Victor Osimhen and Harry Kane, but Erik ten Hag has made his stance on the situation clear. According to The Sun, Ten Hag has made it clear that signing a striker should be their out-and-out priority this summer, with Harry Kane being their top transfer target.

There are two complications with this, though. One of them being that Spurs are demanding a fee of £100m, which United would be able to afford particularly under a new wealthy owner, however it’s not ideal. Secondly, Chelsea would also like to sign Kane, potentially reuniting him with Mauricio Pochettino

But still, it makes sense that Erik ten Hag has sent this message to the club. He’s done very well to make do without a goal machine, ensuring there’s a plethora of creativity from different positions to essentially force goals in. However, signing a 20+ goals per season striker would make the team a different breed.

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Let’s not forget that Spurs aren’t going to qualify for the Champions League without a miracle, so Manchester United could be a great destination to provide Kane with the competition he loves, but has eluded him.

Who do you think Manchester United will sign in the summer?