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Teddy Sheringham says Manchester United “need to buy” Harry Kane

by David O'Neill
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Manchester United treble winner Teddy Sheringham has told Manchester United that they must sign Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur.

The former England international spoke of the importance of bringing in quality players to challenge for the major honours.

“Tottenham need to keep Harry Kane for them to go forward, if Manchester United want to move forward, they need to buy Harry Kane,” Sheringham said on TalkSport.

“He would be the perfect solution and I’ve got a funny vibe that them signing Weghorst until the end of the season is just that little stopgap, just putting in a centre forward.

“But if you’re going that extra step you’ve got to buy the best players and Manchester United have always done that, and Harry is still the best centre forward, along with Haaland, to get.

“You’re not going to get Haaland so go and get Harry, he will lead the line, he will be professional, he will be focused, he will drag players along with him and he will make your club a better club, without a doubt.

“I’ve said that about other players like Declan Rice and upset West Ham fans, West Ham need to keep Declan Rice but other teams looking to make their clubs bigger and stronger and better need to sign players like him, and these players don’t come along often, so you need to get them when they’re up for grabs.”

Sheringham made the switch from Tottenham to Man United himself back in 1997 and went on to achieve successes that simply would not have been possible had he remained at Spurs.

With Harry Kane approaching the last twelve months of his contract, it would appear he may be realising that he, too, must move elsewhere for success.

He previously pushed for a move when Manchester City came calling at the beginning of last season, but the Sky Blues were rebuffed by Daniel Levy’s typically bullish negotiating style.

However, the Tottenham chairman finds himself in a far weaker negotiating position now, with Kane’s contract expiring at the end of next season.

And while there a reports that Kane would consider staying on at Tottenham, a lack of clarity over the future of manager Antonio Conte, as well as some very unconvincing performances from the North London club, may force Kane to look elsewhere as he chases the first trophy of his career at age 29.

Kane has been in fantastic form this season, scoring 15 Premier League goals in 20 appearances, carrying his otherwise struggling side to 5th place in the table.

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