Ten Hag hints at possible move for Harry Kane

Man Utd manager Erik Ten Hag

Manchester United boss Erik Ten Hag says he wants bring in a striker this summer amid reports of interest in Harry Kane.

United are said to have made initial steps to try and sign Kane this summer, according to the Telegraph, with the England and Tottenham forward having only a year remaining on his current contract.

The United fans sung Harry Kane’s name from the stands in their 2-2 draw with Spurs on Thursday, and when asked about the prospect of signing a striker in the summer Ten Hag said: “Yeah, I think everyone knows.

“It’s not a secret that over the whole season we had a shortage of number nines.

“First we had the dropout of Ronaldo, then Anthony Martial was often not available, Jadon Sancho was often not available, then you have a shortage of frontline players.

“With less players we have to cover many games, so definitely we need in the frontline players who strengthen the squad.”

Marcus Rashford has enjoyed a fine season, scoring 29 goals in all competitions but has often been deployed on the left-hand side rather than as a central striker.

Ten Hag signed Burnley striker Wout Weghorst on loan in January to address the shortage of attackers in the squad following Ronaldo’s exit and injury problems for Martial, but insists new additions are needed if his side are to kick on next season.

“We have players who can play in that role but, definitely, we need some offensive players who are really impact players, quality players, who improve the frontline,” he added.

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