Kane told to pick Man Utd or Chelsea over Man City

Former Liverpool midfielder John Barnes thinks Tottenham Harry Kane should choose to move to Chelsea or Manchester United over Manchester City.

Kane is reported to have told Spurs he wants to be sold this summer after becoming frustrated at the lack of progress at the north London club over recent years.

The England captain, who is 28 in July, still has three years left on his contract and Spurs have been steadfast in their stance that Kane is not for sale, which means there could be a stand-off this summer.

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In an interview with Gary Neville, released yesterday, Kane says he needs a conversation with chairman Daniel Levy about his future.

A number of top clubs have been linked with his signature with Man Utd, City and Chelsea understood to be leading the way.

However, Barnes thinks Kane should dismiss the idea of joining City as his role would change under Pep Guardiola.

Barnes told BonusCodeBets: “As far as the three clubs go, he should pick Chelsea or Manchester United rather than Manchester City.

“If he goes to Manchester City, he is not going to be the player he is at Tottenham, because at Tottenham he is the creator, goal scorer and the focal point for everything.

“Whereas, at Manchester City, he wouldn’t be that as there are other players that provide for him, it is a more comprehensive way of playing that he wouldn’t be used to.

“Chelsea and Manchester United need a centre forward. Manchester United have good players around them. They have got Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood, but they really need a number nine.

“Chelsea also need a striker, and it seems as if Thomas Tuchel doesn’t fancy Tammy Abraham or Timo Werner.”

Meanwhile, former Man Utd striker Dimitar Berbatov can relate to Kane’s situation after having to hand in a transfer request during his time at Spurs.

Berbatov told Betfair: “If Kane has told the club he wants to leave then they should find a reasonable way to agree what the fee should be and how to part ways.

“I was in his shoes and I did what I did, he is now in the same situation that I was and I understand everything he is going though.

“I don’t regret the decision I made, I followed my own path in football and coming from a small country I always dreamed of reaching the highest I could, I did that with United and I won things and was the league’s top goalscorer.

“Harry Kane’s case is slightly different because he is at home in England, so he needs to know what his priorities are, at the end of the day football is about playing the game and getting pure joy from it, if he stays at Spurs he will get that.

“The situation was probably a bit easier in my case because it was a massive opportunity for me, and my ambition was big, but I still had to think long and hard about leaving Spurs.

“Handing in a transfer request will be a different experience for every player. Some players are confident, they go in there with their head held high and all pumped up and others will be quite nervous and tense.

“When I put in a transfer request at Spurs I was somewhere in the middle of that, I was following my path and that gave me confidence not to be tense and nervous but at the same time I wasn’t overconfident, I just knew that it was something I had needed to do.

“It was disappointing for the club and the fans but it was the last step in my development that I needed to take, and I did.

“It’s so long ago now, it’s hard to remember exactly how it happened but I was with my agent and my lawyer and we presented the club with the letter and had a tense meeting, but the rest is history.

“It was a strange moment because you know that it’s disappointing for people, but you need to be strong and follow your path, and this happens in football.”


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