Jose Mourinho warned Man Utd about Harry Kane transfer before joining Spurs

Posted Friday, April 03, 2020 by

Jose Mourinho was wise to Tottenham's transfer policy when Manchester United manager when the club pondered the signing of Harry Kane

Jose Mourinho warned Man Utd about Harry Kane transfer before joining Spurs
Jose Mourinho has prior knowledge to trying to swoop for Harry Kane in the transfer market

Jose Mourinho warned Manchester United about a transfer for Harry Kane before he joined Tottenham as manager.

The England captain has recently stated that he could leave his boyhood club if they do not match his ambitions.

Kane is Tottenham's third-highest goalscorer in their history but has yet to win a single trophy.

It has alerted the attention of United, who are desperate for a world-class forward.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has plans to bring in a striker in the transfer window.

And he has made it a philosophy to sign British players such as Harry Maguire, Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Jose Mourinho warned Man Utd about Harry Kane transfer before joining Spurs
Harry Kane is believed to be wanted by Manchester United

But his predecessor was keen on bringing in Kane as well.

Mourinho was in charge at Old Trafford for three seasons and rumours continued to swirl around the Englishman and United.

However, he was wise to the methods employed at Spurs with Daniel Levy in charge.

"Can you buy Tottenham’s best players?" the Portuguese pondered.

"No, because they don’t sell. Of course, they are so powerful that they can say no.

"A few years ago, who was Tottenham’s best player? Michael Carrick.

"And a few years later, who was the best player? Berbatov.

"Can we go there now and bring Harry Kane? Dele Alli, [Christian] Eriksen, Son [Heung-min]? Can we go there and bring those players here? No."

Jose Mourinho warned Man Utd about Harry Kane transfer before joining Spurs
Tottenham have now got Jose Mourinho as manager (Image: NEIL HALL/EPA-EFE/REX)

Daily Star Sport understands Spurs have slapped a £200m to £250m price tag on Kane.

It has effectively priced out most of the world, though there have been clubs interested in his services.

United would be the top destination in the Premier League while Real Madrid and Juventus have been lurking in Europe.

Kane revealed that he would not stay in north London 'just for the sake of it'.

"I'll always love Spurs, but it's one of them things. I've always said if I don't feel like we're progressing as a team or going in the right direction, I'm not someone to stay there just for the sake of it," Kane said.

"I'm an ambitious player, I want to improve and become better. I want to become a top, top player, so 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."



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