Teddy Sheringham is urging Manchester United to sign ‘big player’ Harry Kane of Tottenham this summer as Spurs and Old Trafford icon describe the England captain as ‘the best No. 9 in the world’
- Harry Kane is strongly linked with a move from Tottenham this year
- The England captain hinted that Spurs would leave if his club’s form continued to decline
- Teddy Sheringham has told Manchester United to choose Kane soon
- Sheringham herself left Tottenham for United in 1997 to win trophies
Teddy Sheringham claims Manchester United should buy Tottenham star Harry Kane because he is the ‘best number nine in the world’.
Kane is strongly linked to a move away from Spurs, who are outsiders in the race for Champions League football and have not won a trophy for the 13th consecutive season.
Sheringham, who himself left the North London club for United in 1997, admits Tottenham fans won’t be happy to hear it, but Kane is one of the big names on the market alongside fellow Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland.
Teddy Sheringham claims Manchester United should try to sign Spurs’s Harry Kane (right)
Sheringham (above) retired from Spurs for United in 1997 to win more career trophies
“You’re talking about Harry Kane. He’s number nine in the world for me, ”said Sheringham bookmakers.co.uk.
‘People are talking about Haaland, who is a very good boy with incredible promises, but Harry Kane is the best number nine in the world.
From Manchester United’s point of view, if you can get him, go get him. Tottenham supporters don’t want to hear that, but they’ve heard it for the past three years – Harry Kane is a big player, he’s the best and everyone wants him. ‘
Kane was in brilliant form for Tottenham this season, scoring 31 goals and registering 16 assists for Spurs this season, and was rewarded for his personal form by winning the Premier League Player of the Year award at the London Football Awards.
Kane was in excellent shape for Tottenham with 31 goals and 16 assists
However, Spurs – who fired Jose Mourinho as manager last month – are sixth in the Premier League, five points behind Chelsea in last Champions League spot and 24 behind runaway leaders Manchester City.
Tottenham were also unsuccessfully eliminated from all cup competitions – the Europa League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup – with the latter seeing Spurs lose 1-0 to City in last month’s League Cup final at Wembley.
Kane himself hinted he could leave Tottenham if his side didn’t improve, after reports claimed the England captain would leave if Champions League football were not insured for next season.
But the Spurs have failed to reward Kane’s personal form with trophies this season
“Individual awards are great, they are fantastic achievements,” he said last month.
‘When I look back at the end of my career, I’ll go through it and take in some more. The goal at the moment as a player is to win team trophies. As much as this [award] is great, I want to win the biggest prizes there is to offer as a team and we don’t quite do that.
“It’s one of them [situations], it’s bittersweet. I would rather win team trophies and this prize. It is what it is.’