“He can’t do a damn thing” – Van der Vaart reveals keeper did not rate current Spurs player

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur legend Rafael van der Vaart has suggested that Harry Kane should consider a move to Manchester United rather than moving abroad if he were to leave the club.

Van der Vaart was a player in North London when Kane was coming through the ranks and revealed that former goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes told him that he did not rate the striker, believing that he was not capable of much.

Kane has since gone on to prove his doubters wrong after scoring a remarkable 215 goals in 327 appearances in all competitions (transfermarkt).

Tottenham’s humiliating exit from the Europa League at the hands of Dinamo Zagreb has sparked a new debate about Kane’s future, with former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane claiming that he has to leave if he wants to win the biggest trophies in the game (Sky Sports).

Kane has revealed that he will not decide anything about his future until after this summer’s European Championships take place (Sky Sports).

Van der Vaart told ZiggoSport: “A nice story, when he first came to train with us, he was eighteen years old, and I swear to you, Gomes, our goalkeeper at the time, said: he can’t do a damn thing.

“You see, he is now the best striker after Lewandowski.

“He (Keane) is right, although, of course, he is the man at Tottenham. It may sound crazy, but you would almost say go to Manchester United or something, stay in England.

“Usually, it’s not such a success when an English player goes to Madrid.”

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