Paul Merson has urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to focus all of his attention on bringing Harry Kane to Manchester United this summer.
Solskjaer has been in the market for a centre-forward for a number of years and despite the arrival of Edinson Cavani last summer, he could still look for a more long term option at the end of the season.
Erling Haaland is a name that has been perennially linked with a move to Old Trafford, due to his relationship with compatriot Solskjaer.
However, Merson believes that United’s need to win the Premier League is an urgent one and that Kane is more likely to provide that.
“If I’m Manchester United, I’m doing all I can to buy Harry Kane,” he told Sky Sports.
“I know Erling Haaland is on a lot of radars, but there should be only one person on Man Utd’s radar: Harry Kane.
“If they want to close the gap to Man City, they need someone to come to that club and score goals the minute he walks into that club, like Harry Kane can.
“Because Kane has done it, year in, year out, in this relentless league. Who is to know Haaland is going to hit the ground running in this league?
“You don’t have time in this league,” Merson continued. “Timo Werner was scoring goals left, right and centre, but came here and has struggled.
“Sometimes I watch Kane and think: ‘Am I the only one who sees this?’ I’d be paying everything to sign him. He’s got the entire package.
“Manchester United need to win the league now, not in five or six years’ time.
“Don’t get me wrong, Haaland is an unbelievable prospect. But for me it’s a no brainer – I’d want to win the league now!”
Kane has three years left on his deal with Spurs, but former Arsenal star Merson believes that there will come a time he could look to leave North London.
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Merson believes that Spurs’ 3-0 defeat to Manchester City last time out, shows just how far they and Kane are away from major honours.
He added: “I thought after the game on Saturday, ‘I wonder how Harry Kane feels when he gets home?’‘
“He’s going to be 28 in the summer – his next three years will be his best years. He’s got a big thing to weigh up now.
“I don’t think he gets near Alan Shearer’s record [260 Premier League goals to Kane’s 156] at Tottenham playing this way. Far from it.
“I said at the start of the season he’ll have a big decision. When you have a game like that against City, and he knows his football because he’s an intelligent player, he will know Spurs are a million miles off Man City. A million miles.”
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