Former Tottenham striker, Dimitar Berbatov, believes Harry Kane is going through a similar situation to the one he did in 2008 when he decided to swap Spurs for Manchester United.
A move to Manchester United has been touted as a possibility this summer for the England captain (The Athletic).
Berbatov believes that the time is right for the 26-year-old to leave North London in search of silverware but has warned him that it will be hard for any club to come to an agreement with Daniel Levy.
Speaking to Betfair, the former Spurs striker said: “This week I also saw some comments from Harry Kane, he loves Spurs but if they aren’t going to be producing trophies then maybe it is time to leave. He knows all that, of course, he’s thinking about it, now even more than before.
“I think once it returns, maybe football will change in the amount of money that is spent, in the way players are bought and sold.
“If you are Kane in this situation and Daniel Levy is your chairman, he isn’t going to sell you cheap, he is going to ask for what is fair, which in the case of Kane is a lot of money.”
He also compared Kane’s situation to his own time at Tottenham and insisted that it was a difficult decision for him to leave the club.
The Bulgarian added: “I see a lot of similarities in the situation I went through and what is happening with Kane at the minute.
“There is a strong connection between Spurs and Manchester United, Teddy Sherringham was at Tottenham then went to Old Trafford, I was a Spurs striker and went to United and now Kane, who’s also a striker, is being linked with a move there.
“I feel that it’s also a similar time in his career that I was at, you start to think if you’re on the right path and you think about winning things.
“If you are one of the lucky ones like Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes or Gary Neville where you spend your whole life at one great club then you don’t have to ask yourselves those questions, you just want to work hard and prove yourself every day.
“When I left Spurs, even though I had won a trophy with the club it was a still difficult decision to make.
“I was following my own path and I knew that people wouldn’t be happy, but I had to do it, I come from a small country and when one of the biggest clubs in the world came in for me it was my dream.”
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While Berbatov always saw us as a stepping stone to a bigger club like Manchester United, it is clear that Kane would prefer to stay at Spurs if he could. I’m sure winning one trophy with Spurs will mean a lot more to him than winning three or four with another club. However, if we don’t show any signs of improvement next season, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Kane put in a transfer request next summer.
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