Man Utd legend warns club not to sign Harry Kane in £100m transfer as it would result in nightmare scenario two years from now
MANCHESTER UNITED legend Andy Cole has urged the club NOT to sign Harry Kane this summer.
The 29-year-old England captain is expected to enter the final year of his contract with Spurs.
And he is one of two forwards, alongside Napoli player Victor Osimhen, who will be heavily linked with a season-ending move to Old Trafford.
Tottenham are believed to value Kane at around £100m despite the possibility of him leaving on a free transfer next summer.
And Cole doesn’t think it would end well for Man Utd if they did a deal for Kane OR West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.
speaking about the No Tippy Tappy Football PodcastHe said: “Even if you brought in Harry Kane and Declan Rice, I still don’t think Manchester United would get into a situation where people are talking about them finishing second.”
“There is no way Chelsea can get worse, it’s not possible if they get worse [Tim Sherwood] might as well come out of retirement.
“Liverpool can’t get worse, Tottenham can’t get worse either, then look at Arsenal. I look at teams like this and see where Manchester City is, you have to close the gap first.”
“For me those two players wouldn’t close the gap – United need more than two players.”
“If you look at what Manchester United has brought in over the years, we’ve paid a premium for practically everyone because it’s Manchester United and then, a year or 18 months later, are the players that we’re a premium for paid, no longer in the squad or…” paid less than half of what we paid for them – they can’t keep doing that.”
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Kane is the all-time all-time goalscorer for both Tottenham and England.
And despite Spurs’ dismal season, he has continued to impress this season, scoring 29 goals in 47 appearances.
He recently hinted he could stay in north London when discussing Tottenham’s long-term future.
Speaking of the Europa Conference League, Kane, who has yet to win a trophy, said: “You can’t disregard any competition you play in.”
“It’s one of those things: if you end up in the conference league and win it, it’s worth it. If not, then people probably find it an inconvenience.”
“But when you’re at a club where we haven’t won a trophy in 15 years and we do manage to do it, that could be an opportunity to try and undo that.”
Tottenham are seventh in the Premier League table with two games to go – a place that would see them qualify for the Europa Conference League.
Their last games are at home in Brentford and away at Leeds.