Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been advised to consider a move to Manchester United despite having led Mauricio Pochettino's side's Premier League title charge this term. The England international has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford and Teddy Sheringham says Kane should consider any offer from a big-name club.
Kane's goals have been key to Spurs launching an unlikely bid to win the a first league title for 55 years, and with his side set to finish above Louis van Gaal's men the decision to so far resist any interest from afar has been justified. The Sun reported prior to the January window that United were preparing a British-record bid for the former Millwall loanee which would be more than the £59.7m they paid for Angel di Maria in 2014.
Come the summer, Sheringham – whose record for goals in a single year for a Tottenham player Kane broke in 2015 after netting 27 times in the calendar year – believes the 22-year-old should consider any interest from rival clubs in order to capitalise on his recent form. The ex-Spurs and United forward says the timing of Kane's next move is critical if he is to realise his potential.
"I'm sure there are top clubs looking at him and they'd be prepared to break the bank just because of the way he plays and the way he wants to score goals every time he gets the ball," he told The Mail on Sunday. "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."
After another impressive campaign for Tottenham, Kane is destined to lead the line for England at the summer's European Championships, with debate intensifying over whether he should be selected ahead of United skipper Wayne Rooney for the finals in Paris. Sheringham believes the forward has no weaknesses and is adaptable to any situation.
"He's mentioned growing up watching me play and looking up to me," he added. "But I have to give credit where it's due; he has more in his locker than I had. He can go forward, hits the ball as early as Alan Shearer used to and can run in behind, which I wasn't great at. I didn't have the pace and power that he has. He can score headed goals, hold the ball up and he's very strong when he plays against the big centre-half."