Chris Waddle shoots down Man Utd’s prospects of signing Spurs star

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Chris Waddle has shared his reaction to Roy Keane’s recent comments involving Harry Kane.

The former Manchester United midfielder suggested that the Old Trafford outfit should go out and sign the Tottenham Hotspur star striker (Sky Sports).

Waddle, who played for Spurs between 1985 and 1989 laughed off Keane’s suggestion and instead claimed that the 26-year-old is currently at a better club than if he moved to the former Premier League champions.

United have been left without an out and out forward following the sale of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan during the summer.

Kane has been prolific once again this season having scored fifteen goals in sixteen appearances for club and country (SoccerBase).

Waddle believes that while Kane will want to add trophies to his cabinet during his career, now is not the time to become pre-occupied by silverware.

Waddle wrote in The Racing Post: “It is pretty amusing to hear Roy Keane say that United should sign Harry Kane – I bet there are about 60 managers in Europe who would love to have the Spurs striker leading their forward line.

“It is true that Kane may start thinking about how many medals he will have in his cabinet to look back on it retirement, but at the age of 26, now is not the time.

“And even if he did, he’s in at better place than he would be if he joined United. Sure they are a big club but he is not going to be able to turn them into a top-four team single-handed. United don’t just need Kane. They need four or five other players as well.”


While United are historically a bigger club than Spurs, at the present time the North London club have been consistently featuring in the Champions League over recent seasons which is something that their Premier League rivals cannot offer.

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