Manchester United are said to have dropped their pursuit of Harry Kane, who is now content to stay at Tottenham.
Last summer, the England captain lobbied for a move away from north London, coming close to joining Manchester City before deciding to stay with the Lilywhites.
United has previously expressed interest in signing Kane, but according to The Athletic, the Red Devils have abandoned the move, owing largely to the 28-year-happiness old’s at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
According to sources, Kane has decided to stay at Spurs after qualifying for next season’s Champions League and the commitment of manager Antonio Conte.
United meanwhile, are exploring a number of forward options as new boss Erik ten Hag looks to reshape the Red Devils following an awful 2021/22 campaign, and one of those options emerged is the Uruguayan striker Darwin Nunez.
It’s no secret that the Red Devils are desperate for goal scorers.
The 20-time champions were forced to rely heavily on 37-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo for much of the 2021-22 season and will undoubtedly need to bring in another attacker to assist relieve the strain on the Portuguese superstar.
Speaking about the club’s need for a ‘younger’ striker earlier in the year, former interim boss Ralf Rangnick, as quoted by ESPN, said: “This is obvious. Edison’s contract is running out in the summer, and the club needs the best possible centre forward. This is an obvious one. I think everyone is aware of that.”
Although the Red Devils are anticipated to make many additions ahead of what appears to be one of the most crucial summer transfer windows in the club’s rich history, one player who appears to be the closest to securing a move to Old Trafford is Benfica’s, Darwin Nunez.
According to a recent claim from journalist Dean Jones, Erik Ten Hag’s United are the frontrunners to sign the prolific South American, who has been relentlessly linked with a move to the Premier League.
“One source described this deal to United to me as being ‘extremely close’,” Jones told GiveMeSport.
“They consider Atletico Madrid as their main rivals to sign him, from what I hear, but obviously, loads around Europe are looking. If Darwin does move to Old Trafford, it will be a brilliant signing for the Ten Hag era.”
Since joining Benfica in 2020, the 22-year-old, who has three years left on his deal, has gone on to feature in 84 matches, in all competitions, directly contributing to 63 goals along the way.