Cavani, 34 years old announced he was staying at the Theater of Dreams for an additional 12 months on Monday. He moved to Old Trafford in early October, signing a one-year contract with the club. And it was announced on Monday that the Uruguayan international will play for the club in 2021-2022. It was a vital activity for the red devils and they are ready for an important summer.
Cavani has been in great form for United and his extension is expected to trigger a transfer move for the club this summer. Indeed, they were recommended by Gary Neville to pass as Jadon Sancho, but drop interest in signing a new No.9 including Kane.
“I don’t think they’ll sign another striker,” Neville said. “I do not have the contacts in the club that I had, it is my hypothesis.
“They were desperate for Sancho and were criticized for not signing him. But they could look exceptionally smart if they got it this summer for half the price.
However, according to Ian McGarry, United will always make an approach for Kane. With the striker unstable at Tottenham and likely to leave, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sign one of the Premier League’s best forwards.
And while his fees would likely cost over £ 150million, McGarry insists United are very clear in their desire to sign Kane.
Speaking on the Transfer window podcast, he clarified United’s position on the Spurs star.
“Cavani’s contract has led people to believe that United will not be looking to sign another striker this summer,” said McGarry.
“However, we have verified this and we know it is not. This is certainly not the case in Harry Kane’s story.
“Kane is highly sought after by Manchester United. Of course, they’ll be a little scared of Daniel Levy’s £ 170million asking price for his captain. This is unrealistic in the current financial environment anyway.
“But we know Kane is still very much on United’s radar.”
Kane is the Premier League’s top scorer with 21 goals this season, while he has also weighed in 13 assists.
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Murtough nears deal with Tom Heaton
While any deal for Kane will require a lot of negotiation, United director of football John Murtough is nearing his first signing.
Working closely with director of football Darren Fletcher and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Murtough has three main goals this summer. Two of them were apparently defined by Bruno Fernandes.
The third is the capture of a new goalkeeper.
And according to reports, the club have made a deal to bring Tom Heaton back to the Aston Villa club. The veteran goalkeeper started at United in 2005. Now 35, the goalkeeper has enjoyed a solid career, notably with Burnley.
He now looks set to return to United with a free transfer this summer. To this end, Murtough would have settled the details. This will see Heaton join United on a two-year contract starting July 1.
Heaton will replace Sergio Romero in the squad and provide cover and competition for David De Gea and Dean Henderson. However, he could be promoted to No.2 if De Gea completes his move away from Old Trafford.
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