Sending Officials: Barcelona To Go All Out To Sign Harry Kane And Anthony Martial

Harry Kane takes the match ball from referee Jonathan Moss at the end of the match after completing a hat trick.

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Barcelona are planning to go all out in the next summer transfer window, and are eyeing moves for Harry Kane and Anthony Martial.

The current La Liga table-toppers have been eager to find a player who can play on the wings, as they are short of quality options in the position following Neymar’s world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain last summer. A number of targets have been listed, and as per Mundo Deportivo, Martial and Kane are high up on their list of priorities.

Martial has struggled to convince Jose Mourinho that he deserves to be starting every game, and Marcus Rashford seems to be the United boss’s preferred option out wide. The Frenchman has made 11 appearances this season, but just 5 of them have been starts.

With that in mind, a move to Barca, who would guarantee him first-team football, would seem too good an offer to turn down. Martial only has two years left on his current deal, and he would take the offer from Barca into serious consideration if his situation at Old Trafford doesn’t change.

Kane, on the other hand, would be a rather tough task for Barca. Daniel Levy is likely to demand a world-record fee for the red hot striker, and with Real Madrid showing serious interest as well, they may lose out to their arch rivals.

The Englishman also has five years left to run on his current deal with Spurs, having only recently signed a new one that will keep him at the club till 2022. This will definitely have an influence on the fee Levy demands for his star, as it means Spurs have the upper hand in negotiations, and are in no desperation to sell.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Barca’s sporting director, Roberto Fernandez, was in attendance to watch Kane as Tottenham drew 1-1 with Real, and then flew straight to Portugal to watch Martial in action against Benfica in the 1-0 win for United, although the latter came off the bench later on in place of Rashford.

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Written by Reyhan Ashley  

Manchester United fan, Wayne Rooney is his role model. Passionate writer who has written for several sites in the past. He’s also an aspiring pianist and creates background music for BlameFootball’s Youtube channel.


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