Manchester United should sign Harry Kane instead of Jadon Sancho according to former Arsenal player Paul Merson.
The Red Devils have been unsuccessful so far in their pursuit of the Borussia Dortmund forward with the Bundesliga club claiming the £108million star is staying.
Merson believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side should move on to another target.
‘Manchester United should forget Jadon Sancho and sign Harry Kane instead – it would make them title contenders,’ Merson told the Daily Star.
‘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?
‘I just think with £100m, why don’t you go and get Kane from Tottenham? 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.’
Real Madrid and Barcelona could enter the race to sign Sancho if United fail to sign him this summer, according to reports.
Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc was adamant that Sancho will play for the Bundesliga side next season when he spoke to the press on Monday.
And if 20-year-old remains in Germany for the 2020-2021 campaign, Mirror Sport claim Barca and Real could be ready to pounce in the following summer.