Manchester United eyeing Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Chelsea’s Mason Mount in next transfer window amid Qatari takeover rumors

Manchester United is looking to acquire both Harry Kane and Mason Mount this summer as the Qatari takeover rumors continue.

The Red Devils had a disappointing season by their huge standards. In the second half of the season, they fell off in performances due to a lack of reinforcements in their squad. This led to a 4th finish in the Premier League and they also lost the FA Cup to rivals Manchester City. They also previously lost the Europa League to eventual winners Sevilla.

It is clear that the team needs some big signings in the summer to keep up with their rivals. Manager Erik Ten Haag has already identified two proven Premier League superstars to add to the squad: Tottenham’s talismanic striker Harry Kane and Chelsea’s academy graduate midfielder Mason Mount.

Should Harry Kane sign for Manchester United?

Harry Kane has been widely linked with a summer departure from Tottenham Hotspur. The England captain is the club’s all-time leading goalscorer.

In his senior career, he has yet to win a trophy. Kane is already 29 years old, therefore the time is running out for him. As a result, the attacker may seek to join a club that will provide him with more possibilities to win trophies.

United’s top transfer target this summer is Kane. Erik Ten Haag wants a striker as a priority signing and prefers Kane to other strikers like Victor Osimhein. Kane is a proven Premier League player and can quickly adapt to the team’s dynamics.

At United, Kane will have a better chance of winning trophies, including the Premier League. While his legacy as a Tottenham legend may be tarnished, he may later regret not making the switch. United is also a great team that produces lots of goal chances. Kane will have a higher goal tally and go closer to becoming the all-time Premier League goalscorer.

Harry Kane is said to be prioritizing a move to another Premier League club rather than overseas. He wants to keep chasing the Premier League goalscoring record set by Alan Shearer. Kane is being chased by both Chelsea and Manchester United, both needing a pure striker. Aborad there is interest from Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and Paris Saint Germain.

Kane could leave for a fee between £80-100 million fee. But Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy may not let him leave easily. Kane’s contract runs out in 2024 and he is yet to renew his contract there. As such, Kane can leave for free next year and Tottenham may want to cash in on him if possible.

Tottenham also prefers to sell Kane to Real Madrid, who are strong contenders for him as Karim Benzema has left, and Tottenham doesn’t want to let him leave for a direct rival.

Will Mason Mount leave Chelsea?

Mason Mount is close to leaving Chelsea as he has reportedly agreed personal terms with Manchester United over a summer transfer. Mount’s future at Chelsea is unresolved since his contract with the club expires after next season.

Both parties were working on a contract extension since the start of the season, however, negotiations have since been stalled as both cannot agree on terms. The new rumored Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino wants Mount to stay. But it still depends on whether the club and player can reach an agreement.

Chelsea is also open to letting the midfielder leave as they are looking to rebuild the squad after a tough season.

Among the various clubs that were interested in him, Manchester United has now basically bagged his transfer.

The Red Devil’s manager Erik Ten Haag wants to reinforce his midfield with dynamic players. He wants Mount to join as he appreciates the player due to his qualities such as his versatility, pressing ability, and athletic prowess. United is rising as a team and will also play Champions League next season which is also attractive to Mount.

Both Chelsea and United are yet to agree a transfer fee for the player. While Chelsea is said to want to let the player leave, they would still demand a fee around the range of €80 million.

However, they could lessen the fee, as Mount’s contract ends next summer and they don’t want to risk losing him for free. Ten Haag is also pushing the United’s representatives to get the deal done as he considers Mount a priority.

When will the takeover be completed?

Shiekh Jassim has issued an ultimatum to the Glazers as he sent his final bid offer. It is estimated to be his final offer and if rejected, he will be out of the race. The new offer is close to £6 billion. He is also vying for full ownership of the club.

The only other competitor to the Qatari bid is Sir Jim Ratcliffe, CEO of Ineos. He is preferred to the Qataris by the current owners: the Glazer family. He did not bid for the whole club, but instead for a huge percentage. His bid is said to value United more than the Qatari bid which is a big factor. Ratcliffe gave current owners and co-chairman Joel and Avram Glazer the option to stay as minority owners for up to four years. 

Both the transfers of Kane and Mount may not be completed if the club is about to sell to either. The Glazers will not want to spend their own money on players if they do sell the club.

Many reports, such as the Manchester World, report that the new owner will be announced this week. Though the Glazers may also choose to not sell the club at all.

Sheikh Jassim also offers more. He will also pay off the almost £1 billion debt the club has accrued under the Glazers and would immediately pay the Glazers in full.

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He will have enough to spend on huge transfers, redeveloping Manchester United, and improving its training facilities. The main aim is to allow the club to return to the top of football.

If the Qatari takeover is completed, a new era at Manchester could start. Both Kane and Mount will be brought in, and other stars such as Neymar Jr could also see a switch to the great club.

Fazal Al Bashar

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Fazal is a passionate soccer aficionado, who when not discovering the latest soccer stories and rumors, indulges in playing FIFA all night. While he sucks at the sport, he knows the who and what in all things soccer-related.


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