Dimitar Berbatov says Harry Kane would “fit in” at Manchester United but thinks the Red Devils would have to pay a world-record fee to tempt Tottenham into selling their talisman.
Kane has been linked with United in the past but less so since Spurs began to compete on – and often above – the same level as the 20-time league champions in recent seasons. But with the Londoners struggling in the early stages of the race for a top four finish, Kane will inevitably be linked with some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
Berbatov, who himself left Tottenham for United, has suggested Kane would find it “easy” if he did swap north London for Manchester. But speaking to Express, the Bulgarian claimed United would have to break the bank – and then some – if they truly wanted to sign the England captain.
“Everybody knows how good of a goalscorer Harry Kane is, but for me he isn’t just that, it’s how he sees the game, how he plays with his teammates, linking the play, his assists and his defending are all so important,” Berbatov said.
“For me, having played for both teams, and liking the way Kane plays it is difficult to see and suggest what he should do next, it’s up to him because he is the captain of England and he can fit in any team.
“For sure, he wants to win something if it will be with Spurs or somewhere else, but of course he will fit into a Manchester United team because he’s English and he’s plays so well in the Premier League, it would be easy for him.
“United will probably have to break the world record if they wanted to sign him.
“It’s difficult to see it happening but you never know.
“He is the main guy at Spurs and the team starts with him.
“For Spurs to lose their main guy what would that say to the fans and everybody involved at the club?
“Letting him go would send a bad signal, that’s why I believe it would be a difficult transfer but in this football world nowadays, when you don’t have a player who wants to play for the team it’s better to let him go.”
Kane’s Spurs future may well depend on whether the club qualifies for the Champions League this season, but the 26-year-old has shown plenty of loyalty to the club in the past and there is every chance he will spend his entire career at Tottenham.