Former striker claims Man Utd would be stupid not to consider Spurs star

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Dom Le Roy

Louis Saha has lavished praise on Harry Kane and believes that Manchester United need a striker of the calibre of the Tottenham Hotspur front man to dream of challenging for the Premier League title.

Kane has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford (Daily Mail),  but reports indicate that the striker is unlikely to be sold by the North Londoners this summer (Telegraph).

Speculation surrounding the England captain’s future has diminished over recent weeks but that has not stopped pundits from touting the Tottenham number ten as an option for Manchester United (Sky Sports) .

Jose Mourinho recently indicated that there was no reason for the 26-year-old to leave Spurs by claiming the striker shares his and Daniel Levy’s ambitions (Football.London).

Saha compared Kane to former Man Utd striker Robin Van Persie and suggested that the Red Devils needed someone who is guaranteed to score 30 goals a season like the Spurs star.

When asked if the likes of Kane, Firmino, Aubameyang and Aguero would get into United’s team, Saha told Compare.Bet: “They’re top players. Definitely, when you’re talking about Harry Kane – a proper striker.

“When you see how many goals he scores each season, I would be stupid not to consider him. He’s a world-class striker. I know Werner is quite young, but he’s a prolific goalscorer.

“There’s definitely talent out there in the league and we have to catch up, we need a guaranteed 30 goal striker who is able to create some magic out of nothing, like Van Persie was able to do, removing the burden of having to play well as a side.

“This is what wins titles. There are six to eight sides competing at the top, plus, there’s so much quality everywhere now, you need competition within the team too.”

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With Kane having four more years left to run on his contract, there is simply no question of him leaving Tottenham this summer. He is also not the sort of character to push for a move.

However, we must show signs of improvement next season and get close to challenging the front two. If we languish outside the top four again, then I suspect Kane will consider his future next summer.

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