Paul Merson tells Manchester United to snub Jadon Sancho transfer and spend £100m on Harry Kane instead

Paul Merson has urged Manchester United to sign Harry Kane instead of Jadon Sancho
Paul Merson has urged Manchester United to sign Harry Kane instead of Jadon Sancho (Pictures: Getty)

Paul Merson has urged Manchester United to ‘forget about’ Jadon Sancho and spend £100million on Harry Kane instead.

The Red Devils continue to be heavily linked with a summer move for Borussia Dortmund and England forward Sancho, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to welcome him to Old Trafford.

Last week, Dortmund warned Manchester United off Sancho and said the 20-year-old would be staying put despite the intense transfer links.

Former Arsenal and England star Merson believes the Premier League club should now move on from Sancho and focus their attentions on a stunning deal for England striker Kane.

Kane was linked with a shock move to Old Trafford earlier in the year and Merson says the 27-year-old could turn Manchester United into title contenders.

‘Manchester United should forget Jadon Sancho and sign Harry Kane instead – it would make them title contenders,’ Merson wrote in a column for StarSport.

‘With Sancho, it’s a transfer saga that’s dragging on now, and I keep on weighing it up thinking: “Is this what United really need?”

‘They’ve got Mason Greenwood, who’s going to be a star. Marcus Rashford is only going to get better and better.

‘But while Anthony Martial lets nobody down, I think they need an out and out centre forward.

‘With Sancho, where is everyone going to play? Do they leave Greenwood out?

Kane was linked with a move to Old Trafford earlier in the year
Kane was linked with a move to Old Trafford earlier in the year (Picture: Getty)

‘I just think with £100m, why don’t you go and get Kane from Tottenham?’

Merson added: ‘Over 38 games, Harry Kane will score more goals for you than Sancho.

‘I think they have a chance of winning the Premier League if he goes there. Would he go? You’d have to ask serious questions of him if he didn’t!

‘Winning trophies is the name of the game and he has a much better chance of doing that at United than Spurs.

‘Sancho is a great player. But where do you play him? He’s another winger and they are already strong there. It’s at centre forward where they need help.

‘Don’t get me wrong, Sancho would be a great signing for them. He suits their style of play and he would be successful there.

‘But I don’t give them any chance of winning the league if they spend all their money on him. For me they need a striker.’

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