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Manchester United urged to smash transfer record for Harry Kane-esque signing

Manchester United have been advised to spend £200million or more to seal the transfer of Tottenham striker Harry Kane or a similar calibre of player up front.

The Red Devils have endured a nightmare start to the new season, with the likes of Marcus Rashford failing to really live up to expectations up front after the departures of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku.

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United had a decent summer as new-boys Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James have all impressed, but it’s clear this team still needs a lot more investment.

Former MUFC ace Lee Sharpe, speaking to talkSPORT, believes a Kane-esque signing is essential next for his old club, and it’s hard to argue against that.

The England international is a world class finisher who more or less guarantees at least 25 goals a season – a tally Rashford has never come close to hitting in his career so far.

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Harry Kane would be a superb signing for Manchester United

Kane would no doubt be expensive to sign from one of their big six rivals, but Sharpe singled out the 26-year-old as a player who could improve this Man Utd side.

“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,” he said.

United’s current club-record signing is Paul Pogba, who joined for £89m in 2016, as reported at the time by BBC Sport.

A club of their resources, however, should in theory have little trouble paying as much as £220m for Kane, who could be worth every penny.

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