Ferdinand urges Man Utd to spend £230m on England pair

Date published: Tuesday 31st March 2020 8:20

Rio Ferdinand has urged Manchester United to spend £230million this summer on signing Harry Kane and Jadon Sancho.

United are expected to make big moves in the transfer market this summer, with Sancho and Jack Grealish heavily linked with the Red Devils.

But Ferdinand reckons his former side should seize upon Kane’s concern over Tottenham’s lack of silverware and pay whatever it takes to land the England centre-forward.

TOP TEN players who left their boyhood clubs to win trophies

On Instagram, Ferdinand said: “Harry has always been coy and held back but he’s dropped a couple of bombs. He’s been waiting for the dream at Spurs to materialise but it hasn’t happened. He’s frustrated.

“Do you think Harry would be happy, fulfilled and satisfied if he scores goals, break records but with no trophies at the end of his career? No. He will be upset and devastated.

“I think that statement means Harry is off, he wants to win trophies and that will alert clubs.

“I know Man Utd will be in for him because that type of player is perfect for them. I’m sure Juventus will be in and will Real Madrid come in?

“He will go for massive dough, at least £130million in today’s market.”

Ferdinand is also keen for United to get a deal done to bring Sancho from Borussia Dortmund and team the 20-year-old up with Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

He said: “I want Jadon to go to a team where he will play, improve and get trophies. He’s been linked with United, Chelsea, PSG but I think United is the place for him to go because I’m biased.

“Rashford, Martial, Kane, Sancho… that would intimidate a lot of centre-halves before a whistle is blown. Definitely.”

Ferdinand was asked about the prospect of Sancho being offered United’s No.7 shirt, as well as the £100million-plus fee that Dortmund would demand.

He added: “Of course, he has to. If he wears the seven he has to be there for the next ten years. That’s what that shirt deserves and demands.

“He’s flying and one of the best young kids in the world at the moment. He’s a player with huge potential and will go for over £100million.

“You are buying someone for 10 years at your club. It’s massive money but I’d take him and risk it.”


The F365 Show is on hiatus until the football returns. Subscribe now ready for its glorious comeback. In the meantime, listen to the latest episode of Planet Football’s 2000s podcast, The Broken Metatarsal.

More Related Articles