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Cole: “Kane not what United need”

KaneFormer Manchester United striker Andy Cole believes Harry Kane might not yet be ready to move to Old Trafford and Louis Van Gaal would be taking a huge gamble in signing the Spurs striker.

Kane, who scored 31 goals in all competitions last season, has been linked with a move to United over the last couple of weeks, with Van Gaal reportedly ready to invest between £40m and £50m to convince Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy to part ways with the England U21 striker.

However, Cole, who spent eight seasons at Old Trafford, believes that amount of money would be better off spent elsewhere.

“He [Kane] has had a brilliant first season, but [just] half a season really good [Kane’s first Premier League goal was scored on November 2],” said Cole.

“But can he come to Manchester United – if it is true – for £40m and bring what the club need?

“I think the kid’s talented, but we have to be honest. He’s had half a season where everything went for him – penalties at the keeper and rebounds coming straight to his feet.

“He’s scored some goals. But to take that leap – because your second season in the Premier League is always tough – if it did happen and to leave Tottenham and come to Man United and for them to pin all their hopes on him [would be tough].