Manchester United have spent all summer trying to complete the signing of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho but former Premier League manager Tony Pulis thinks the Red Devils should instead open the cheque book to capture Tottenham striker Harry Kane – which would certainly anger ex-boss Jose Mourinho.
United have a void on the right side of their attack which they want filling before the transfer window shuts on October 5.
Young forward Mason Greenwood was tasked with holding down the fort last season but he naturally likes to play in the centre.
Alternative options are being considered in case United cannot convince Dortmund to lower their £108million valuation for Sancho.
But Pulis thinks that plan should be scrapped and the 13-time Premier League winners should be doing everything in their power to sign Kane.
“Talking about who United should get, they should go and sign Harry Kane,” Pulis told Sky Sports.
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“I love Spurs, I’ll always love Spurs. But it’s one of those things – I’ve always said if I don’t feel we’re progressing as a team or going in the right direction, then I’m not someone to just stay there for the sake of it.
“I’m an ambitious player, I want to improve, I want to get better, I want to become one of the top, top players.
“It all depends on what happens as a team and how we progress as a team. So it’s not a definite I’m going to stay there forever – but it’s not a no either.”
Meanwhile, Kane is hoping Spurs can challenge the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool for the title this campaign.
“Jose has made it clear what he wants and you’ve seen from the documentary what he thinks we need and what we can do better,” Kane told Standard Sport.
That’s down to us. We’ve got to take that responsibility on, change that mould and get ourselves over the line. Obviously the Premier League top six or seven is going to be really tough.
“It’s going to be a big step to win the Premier League but, for sure, we have a chance. We’ll have a big eye on winning one of the other trophies – that’s what Jose wants to do.
“Over the past four, five or six years, we’ve grown a lot as a club. We’ve come close, obviously in the Champions League [Final], the Carabao Cup and the Premier League, finishing second a couple of times. I guess it is just that mentality of getting over the line [that’s missing].”
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