Manchester United could face an eye-watering bill in their sensational pursuit to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham in the summer window, according to stunning reports.
United’s transfer policy means players’ salaries will be capped at £200,000 per week, but the Ronaldo rule could prove troublesome for the club in their bid to sign Kane.
United manager Erik ten Hag is keen for a new striker to arrive in the summer window, with the Red Devils limited in their forward options.
Wout Weghorst was signed from Burnley on loan in January, with United also facing concerns over Anthony Martial’s proneness to injury and lack of consistency.
According to The Daily Star, United could be forced to make a U-turn on the Ronaldo rule in a bid to pay up a whopping £375,000-per-week deal for Kane.
The newspaper claimed that top players are now able to ‘double their basic wage’ if they are able to meet certain add-ons, from appearances to winning trophies.
United would also face a signing-on fee for Tottenham striker Kane, which would only add to the staggering bill they could face from the transfer.
Aside from the add-ons, wages and signing-on fee, United would also need to pay Tottenham a transfer fee for the 29-year-old England captain.
Kane is under contract with Spurs until 2024, but Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has a well-known reputation for playing hardball over transfer negotiations.
Levy pulled the plug on Kane’s blockbuster move to Manchester City in 2021, despite the Spurs star informing the north London club of his desire to leave.
With Spurs facing uncertainty over the long-term future of Kane, The Daily Star reports United could offer up a £120m fee to lure Levy to the negotiation table.
The transfer fee, bonuses, wages and signing-on fee for Kane could set United back an astonishing bill of around £300m.