feels would be a risky summer transfer for and would prefer a move for ’s Harry Kane.
United have been linked with both strikers as manager Erik ten Hag looks to bring in a new No.9 ahead of the 2023-24 season.
Both forwards would only be sold for huge fees and while Ferdinand would be ‘happy’ with either of them, he feels Kane would be the better option for United.
Chelsea are also in the race to sign Napoli striker Osimhen .
‘We need to get a No.9 in the building,’ former United defender Ferdinand said on his YouTube channel. ‘There are two names that keep coming up – Osimhen and Kane. Ultimately, it is down to Kane and (Tottenham chairman) Daniel Levy.
‘If they both say yes and want to make it happen, I think United will get it done. The numbers can’t be ridiculous. They can get blood, sweat, tears, goals and records out of Kane.
‘Let the guy do what he needs to do now, man. Let the guy compete for Champions Leagues and (league) championships and cup competitions. They’re closer than where Spurs are, that’s the point.
‘Osimhen is a different kettle of fish. He’s 24-years-old, scored goals in France and Italy. Won the league (in Italy) and knows how to win leagues.
‘He’s been a No.9 at a dominant team. Is that transferable to the Premier League? No-one knows that. That’s the chance United would have to take on him.
‘That’s the only risk I see. He doesn’t know the league. Ability wise and profile, he ticks every box, but there is an unknown factor. Can he adapt?
‘I’d take either of those two and I’d be happy but Kane guarantees you 25 goals a season, there’s no doubt he would get that.’