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Paul Scholes delivers verdict on whether Harry Kane will sign for Manchester United this summer


Kane is said to have made his desire to leave Spurs clear (Picture: Getty Images)

Paul Scholes says Harry Kane would be a good fit for Manchester United but admits he would be a ‘little bit’ surprised if the Tottenham striker moved to Old Trafford this summer.

Kane has reportedly told Spurs that he wants to leave the club in the next transfer window, with United, Chelsea and Manchester City all interested in signing him.

All three Premier League clubs are said to have made contact with the England captain’s representatives over a potential move.

Scholes is unsure about where Kane’s future lies (Picture: Getty Images)

The 27-year-old has netted 220 goals in 334 appearences for the north London club and despite being regarded as one of the world’s best strikers, is yet to win a major trophy in his career.

Although United legend Scholes wants Kane at his former club, he doubts whether the move will happen due to Edinson Cavani’s recent contract extension, which keeps the 34-year-old Uruguay international at the club until the end of the 2021/22 campaign.

‘I think he would be [a good fit], of course he would,’ Scholes said on the Webby and O’Neill show.

‘I think we’ve got forwards now who we’re not sure if they’re centre-forwards or wide players in Mason [Greenwood], Marcus [Rashford] and [Anthony] Martial really. All three really talented players I really like them but is any one of them a real No.9 like Harry Kane? Obviously we’ve got [Edinson] Cavani for another year. 

‘Would I be surprised if he came here? I would be a little bit just because they’ve signed Cavani for another year. 

‘Obviously, I’d like Harry Kane and I think he could be your striker for the next four or five years so if he’s available and the club wants him I’m sure Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] would like him but they’ve got some competition as well.’

Scholes is unsure whether Kane would join Tottenham’s London rivals Chelsea, either, while he also doubts whether the striker is worth the price tag of around £150million wanted by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

‘I don’t think he’d go wrong playing for any of the three clubs really,’ Scholes added. ‘I don’t think coming to Manchester would be a problem for him he’s very professional, he seems like a quiet lad to come into a big club. 

‘There’s a rivalry between Tottenham and Chelsea and I’m not sure going to Chelsea would be an option he’d like to take. 

‘We all know what a quality player he is I’m sure every United fan would love to have him here.

‘It’s just a question of, though, it’s alright saying he wants to leave Tottenham but the price tag they put on it, the club might not pay for it and we all know what Daniel Levy is like at Tottenham – he does well out of us.

‘You’re probably getting the best three or four years of his career right now. 90 million? I don’t know if that’s a little bit too much. £70m-ish?

‘I don’t think he’s going to sell for anything less than that I think he will want more. He could want more than £100m.’


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