Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be “delighted” with the signing of Harry Kane – but Tottenham must do all they can to keep hold of their talisman, according to former Crystal Palace manager Iain Dowie. United are linked with a move for Kane after the striker admitted last month he may not spend the rest of his career at Tottenham. The 26-year-old does not want to stay at Spurs for the sake of it if he cannot see the club progressing in terms of challenging for silverware.
Reports claim Tottenham would want £200million for the England captain but also do not want to sell to a Premier League rival.
Dowie reckons Kane would be a great signing for United despite his recent injury record.
But he says Tottenham must try and keep hold of him because he would be extremely difficult to replace.
“If you’re Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, it’s absolutely one you’d be delighted to happen,” Dowie told Sky Sports News.
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“Top-class player, fantastic energy, leader, superb goalscorer, man of steel in terms of his nerves, a leader of his country.
“If you’re Jose Mourinho and Daniel Levy and the people at Spurs, the last thing you ever want to happen is to lose him.
“Talks of a £200m fee, would beat Neymar as the highest ever paid.
“From where Spurs are, I’d be very surprised. In 2018 he signed a contract, a six-year deal, he’s still got four years left.
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“But, and I understand his sentiment, he wants to improve as a player, he doesn’t want to just stay at Spurs for the sake of it.
“He wants to win trophies, put some memories in his bank and some trophies on his sideboard.
“He out of anyone deserves that and you’ve seen how they’ve struggled without him.
“At this particular time of course there’s been all sorts of things that have gone on with different injuries and Jose Mourinho’s been very unlucky with that.
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“But he’s a fundamental player – if you lose Harry Kane, where do you replace him?
“Would Man United want him? 1000 per cent they’d want him, who in world football wouldn’t want him?
“The way he handles himself, incredibly professional, you know he’s going to get you 20, 25, 30 goals, maybe 40 goals in a season if he gets enough chances.
“He’s a lethal finisher, amongst the very best, and as a result I think they need to hold onto him.”
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