Harry Kane
Kane scored 31 goals in all competitions for club and country last season.Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane should leave the "mediocre" north London club, according to former England international Rodney Marsh. The 21-year-old has been linked with a move to Manchester United but Marsh would like to see the forward move to Manchester City.

Kane scored 31 goals for club and country last term in his breakthrough campaign and netted in both of England's European Championship qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland from the bench, although he is yet to score for Spurs this season. The former Leicester City loanee is expected to travel to Euro 2016 where he will aim to enhance his reputation further.

In their search for replacements for Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao, United were heavily linked with a move for Kane but The Guardian understands Tottenham told the 20-time English champions they had no plans to sell the striker in the summer. But Marsh has urged Kane to swap London for Manchester, and expects him to fetch as much as £100m in the current market.

"He needs to go on to be the player that he can be, he can't do that at Spurs," he told Talksport. "They have become that mediocre, second tier team in the Premier League so I think he needs to be at a top club. I'd love to see him at Manchester City because I think he could score 30 goals a year for the next ten years.

"I've heard him say he is happy at Spurs in the short term, he's only 21 years old so I have no idea what means. In the current market when people are paying £44m for [former Manchester United winger] Angel di Maria at the end of his career, I think that Harry Kane's value in the current market is £100m. I am even more convinced now."

After abandoning their pursuit of Kane, United eventually completed a deal for France international Anthony Martial and the 19-year-old could make his debut for the Premier League visit of Liverpool. With Javier Hernandez having also left, Martial is set for a key role in the attack this term, though there remains a void in Louis van Gaal's forward line.