We wanted to sign Harry Kane, but we couldn't

With the deal for the English striker falling through, as he moved from Tottenham to Bayern Munich, Manchester United has placed its bet on the young Rasmus Hojlund.

SoccerDino, Website Writer
Published: 03:27, 3 May 2024

Erik ten Hag revealed in an interview with "Sky Sports," published this Friday, details about Manchester United's attempts to bolster their attack during the last summer transfer window.

According to the Dutch coach, the English club was keen on signing Harry Kane, one of English football's leading stars, but failed to seal the deal. Despite United's interest, Kane eventually departed Tottenham and moved to Bayern Munich.

"We really wanted to bring in Harry Kane, but unfortunately, it didn't materialize. We know Harry Kane is a prolific goalscorer and has the ability to net around 30 goals per season. However, the transfer didn't come to fruition, so we shifted our focus to other options," explained Ten Hag.

With the Kane deal falling through, Manchester United turned their attention to young Danish talent Rasmus Hojlund, who was signed from Atalanta. Ten Hag emphasized that while Hojlund has great potential, he still needs time to adapt to English football and cannot be directly compared to Kane.

"It's not fair to compare Rasmus Hojlund to Harry Kane, as they are very different players. Hojlund has the potential to become a great striker, but he needs time to adjust to our style of play and the level of the Premier League," added the coach.

In the current season, the 21-year-old Hojlund has scored 14 goals for Manchester United, showcasing his talent and finishing ability. Meanwhile, 30-year-old Harry Kane has already netted 43 goals for Bayern Munich since his transfer.

Updated: 03:27, 3 May 2024