Report: Manchester United could offer Jesse Lingard to Tottenham in Harry Kane pursuit
Manchester United could try and include Jesse Lingard as a makeweight in any deal to try and sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane, according to The Athletic.
Last night, it was claimed by various outlets that the Spurs sensation will seek a move away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – with his intention to stay in the Premier League.
Kane holds ambitions of beating Alan Shearer’s record-breaking 260-goal haul and his intentions will alert plenty of the division’s bigger hitting clubs.
Now it seems as though United might try and lower the cost of the 27-year-old by throwing in Lingard as a sweetener in the deal.
The attacker is currently on loan with West Ham United. He’s excelled at the London Stadium, scoring nine goals and registering four assists from his 17 appearances.
Lingard earns £75,000-a-week and although he might prove a decent signing for Tottenham, he doesn’t really help them replace Kane.
At least if say Anthony Martial was included in the deal, it would hand Spurs a striker to immediately go into the squad.
Of course, Tottenham might not want to consider a part exchange in any cash deal. They’ll want the very best deal for a player considered by many as one of the best in his position in world football.
TBR View: Lingard would be ideal for Tottenham – but not in a Kane deal
Tottenham could certainly do with Lingard’s energy and brilliance in the final third in their team – but it shouldn’t come as part of a Kane deal.
Lowering the cost for the brilliant striker shouldn’t be an option and Tottenham have to stand firm.
Kane will need to realise that Spurs could indeed stand firm with any deal this summer and he could well find himself staying at Tottenham.
Deals close to £150 million should be the only ones considered, allowing Spurs to rebuild their squad with the money recouped from the deal.