Former Manchester United winger Lee Sharpe has urged the team to invest big money if they want to bolster their ranks. According to Sharpe, the Red Devils need to spend around £300 million ($370m) on new players, dropping one name that could be very helpful for the English giants and their rebuild plans.
Tottenham striker Harry Kane, for around £200m ($246m), is the kind of deal they should be targeting, says Sharpe.
This summer they brought Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James, but none of these deal was as expensive as a potential agreement for Kane. The 2019/20 season hasn’t started the best way for the Red Devils, with fans pressuring them to show better things on the pitch. Therefore, they need to offload big money to get the stars that can actually turn things around.
“I think you are looking at least £300 million,” he told talkSPORT when asked what it will take to fix this struggling squad.
“You need someone like a Harry Kane for £200m/£220m that is going to score you 25 goals a season and you’ve got a different outlook in the team.
“So it is not going to be a cheap one.
“It’s difficult to keep up with the likes of Man City and Liverpool when they’ve set such high standards.
“You’ve got to stop comparing this team to Liverpool and City and great United teams of the past and give them the chance to grow and educate themselves and become potentially what they could be in a year or 18 months’ time.”
Kane has been linked with a move away from Tottenham in recent weeks when Tottenham have had poor performances. Manchester could take advantage of this situation, but the price Sharpe is suggesting appears to be a little too much, even for a world-class striker like Kane.