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Former Manchester United and Tottenham striker fires transfer warning to Harry Kane

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane risks tarnishing his legacy at the club should he move to Old Trafford, according to ex-Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov.

Berbatov, who joined United from Tottenham in a famous transfer deadline day move during his playing days, understands Kane’s current plight but has warned the Englishman of the potential consequences of leaving North London this summer.

“I can understand and can relate to his situation,” Berbatov was quoted saying to PA (relayed by The Mirror).

“I feel for him, but at the same time, I think he is going to stay at Spurs. His legacy now is so great that he cannot force himself to tarnish it.

“When you say Spurs, it is Harry Kane and when you say Harry Kane, it is Spurs.

“They are connected forever because he is the leading goalscorer of the team, of the country and probably is going to break Alan Shearer’s record for most goals in the Premier League as well. 

“So it is down to him to know what is important for him – [for] his legacy with Spurs, which is unbelievable now.

“As for personal records, it is important also to win something before he is finished playing football. It is up to him to decide.”

Kane is United’s preferred candidate in their search for a new striker, with the Red Devils believed to have made initial steps towards securing his signature.

The 29-year-old, who became Tottenham’s all-time leading goalscorer back in February, is set to be rewarded with a statue.

For all of Kane’s goalscoring heroics, he is yet to lift a major trophy and needs to move to a bigger club for that to happen.

Kane is also set to miss out on Champions League football next season as Tottenham sit nine points adrift of the top four with just two matches left.

United will be keen to cement their place in the next edition of Europe’s premier club competition to boost their chances of landing key targets such as Kane.

Erik ten Hag’s side are fourth in the Premier League standings, a point ahead of Liverpool with a game in hand.