Tottenham striker Harry Kane will have to seriously consider a move to Manchester United if they come calling this summer.
That is the advice given to him by Spurs legend Teddy Sheringham, who worries the 22-year-old will miss his chance to play at the top level if he doesn't leave White Hart Lane when the opportunity arises.
Kane shoved aside a poor start to the season to take command of the Premier League golden boot race. He now has 27 goals in all competitions in the current campaign, closing in on the 30 he scored last time around.
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Needless to say, he has become one of the hottest properties in English football with Manchester United reportedly desperate to sign him this summer. He won't come cheap with a £60million figure regularly batted around but that should not be a problem for Louis van Gaal.
If the Red Devils do indeed make a transfer bid, Kane will have a huge decision to make, especially if they fail to qualify for next season's Champions League. But Sheringham, who flourished for both Spurs and Manchester United in his career, has suggested Kane should take the chance to move to Old Trafford.
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Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, he said: "Should he move right now? I don’t know. Timing’s a funny thing in football because you have to take the opportunity when it arises. If you don’t, another striker might go to United or Real Madrid or whoever we’re talking about and you won’t get the chance again for another four or five years.
"You’ve only got a period of about 12 years in professional football and when these things come along you have to take tough decisions. Sometimes they feel right and you have to go with the flow."
Should Kane move to Manchester United, he will have to compete with England teammate Wayne Rooney for a place in the side. With the 30-year-old set to return from a knee injury, he may well have to do the same at Euro 2016 as well.
But Sheringham believes Rooney and Kane can fit into Roy Hodgson's starting XI with Kane spearheading the team and the veteran tucked in behind.
"Being the age he is and the running ability he has, Kane should be the spearhead of the team as a proper No 9, which fits perfectly for Rooney to play as a No10," Sheringham continued.
"As a manager you have to find a position for your captain, your best scorer and for your best midfield player, which is Alli.
"To me, that doesn’t sound that hard, but it is about figuring out the best way to get the best out of those three players, because they are England’s top three."
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