TEDDY SHERINGHAM reckons Harry Kane would be the “perfect solution” for Manchester United.
Kane has emerged as a summer target for the Red Devils, who signed Wout Weghorst on loan this month as a stop-gap after Cristiano Ronaldo’s acrimonious exit.
AlamyHarry Kane has been a consistent source of goals for Spurs for several years now[/caption]
GettyTeddy Sheringham knows all about playing for and scoring goals for Manchester United and Tottenham[/caption]
England captain Kane is into the last 18 months of his Tottenham contract.
Though the 29-year-old is open to starting talks over a new deal with the North Londoners next month.
Sheringham left Spurs for United in 1997 aged 31 and went on to win a stack of trophies, including the Premier League three times on the bounce and the historic treble in ’99.
The former England striker, 56, told talkSPORT: “Harry Kane would be an unbelievable acquisition for Manchester United. I think he would be the perfect solution.
“He’s got to make that decision. I made a big decision when I decided to leave Tottenham because I didn’t like the ambition at the time. Harry has to assess that situation himself.”
Kane has always had a dream of winning trophies with Tottenham but is yet to achieve it, despite scoring 265 goals for the club.
That figure is two shy of breaking Jimmy Greaves’ record and if Kane does sign a new deal with Spurs, he will surely go on to smash it by some distance.
Kane is understood not to be in any rush to pen fresh terms.
But the fact that he is open to recommencing negotiations, having not had talks since August 2021 and given the uncertainty of boss Antonio Conte’s future, will come as a huge boost to the Spurs.
Yet Sheringham now feels United under Erik ten Hag are in a better position to win silverware than Tottenham.
It is some turnaround given Spurs finished fourth last season, 13 points ahead of United, who are now in that position this season, six ahead of Conte’s side.
Sheringham observed: “I thought a year ago they were on an even keel.
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“I would say out of the two at the moment, Manchester United look like they are more likely to win a trophy than Tottenham are.”
Sheringham, who played 277 times for Spurs in two spells at the club, added: “I know that Harry Kane was very happy this time last year with Conte, was delighted that he had come in and had brought that winning mentality to the football club.
“But things change very quickly in football and it doesn’t seem like it’s working out with Conte at Tottenham.
“[Kane] decided all the way along to stick with Tottenham and stay there and hope things will change around and there would be a winning mentality to match his ambition while he’s at the club.
“If he doesn’t think that’s going to happen, then it’s a short football career and maybe he might have to move.”