Harry Kane told Manchester United move would be a step backwards as Spurs tipped for title tilt

According to a former Premier League striker, England captain Harry Kane orchestrating a move to Manchester United would be a step down in his career.

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After it became evident that United’s top-four hopes were dead, rumors linking the forward to an Old Trafford switch died down. When Tottenham qualified for the Champions League, such rumors became nearly non-existent.

Last summer, Kane was reportedly close to joining rivals Manchester City before confirming his devotion to Spurs. With his club suffering in the first half of the season, there was talk that the 28-year-old could be a target for Manchester United.

Instead, he appears to be destined to remain at Tottenham Hotspur under Antonio Conte as the club competes for Champions League glory. United, on the other hand, will compete in the Europa League next season.

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This could be one of the reasons why Gabby Agbonlahor told talkSPORT that Kane would be a bad fit at Old Trafford. “There’s no way he’s going to Manchester United, so why would you go down?” he added.

“Manchester United isn’t as excellent as Tottenham Hotspur, and I doubt they will be next season.” He went on to say that Kane doesn’t have many other options besides sticking at Spurs.

“Manchester City has gone, Chelsea has [Romelu] Lukaku – they’re probably not going to be able to get rid of him – where is there?” he said. With the money involved, I don’t think Liverpool would be interested in signing him.

“He’ll examine the idea and how [Antonio] Conte got them into the Champions League.” He’s back in the biggest competition, and he’ll be hoping Conte can bring in more players to cut the gap on Chelsea, before possibly fighting for the title with Spurs – which is implausible, but Harry Kane would do it.”

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