Arsenal hero Martin Keown sends message to Harry Kane over Man United transfer

Arsenal legend Martin Keown has urged Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane to snub a move to Manchester United.

Kane, who has scored 181 goals in 278 appearances for Spurs, has emerged as a top target for Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ahead of the summer.

The 26-year-old admitted last month he could leave Tottenham if the team do not progress because he wants to win trophies ‘sooner rather than later’.

But former Arsenal and England defender Keown believes Kane should stay at Tottenham for the time being.

He told MailSport: ‘How many times did Manchester United try to get Alan Shearer? Had he gone there, the Premier League’s all-time top scorer would have won trophy after trophy.

‘Between 1996, the year Shearer signed for Newcastle, and 2006, the year of his retirement, United won five titles.

‘Yet he stayed tremendously loyal to his boyhood club. Now the question is whether Harry Kane should do the same. 

‘The key difference with Shearer is he won the Premier League with Blackburn before heading home to Newcastle. Kane hasn’t had that.

‘At 26 years old, he is still waiting for that first taste of silverware. Maybe other clubs are in better positions to tick that box for him.

‘But my initial reaction is that, for the time being, Kane should stay at Tottenham.

‘He needs nurturing back to his best after his injury. He needs games, the support of those around him and perhaps some patience. He will get that with Tottenham.

‘Maybe in six months’ time, once he’s back to banging in goals, then we can revisit the topic of his future.

‘We can also assess whether Spurs are looking any more ambitious under Jose Mourinho. For now, I say Kane should stay.’

Manchester United are also interested in signing England ace Jadon Sancho and Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish this summer.

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