Arsenal legend Paul Merson warns Tottenham striker Harry Kane about joining Manchester United or Chelsea

Paul Merson has warned Harry Kane about joining Manchester United or Chelsea
Paul Merson has warned Harry Kane about joining Manchester United or Chelsea (Picture: Sky Sports)

Arsenal legend Paul Merson has warned Tottenham striker Harry Kane about joining Manchester United or Chelsea.

Kane has been heavily linked with the Premier League clubs – and new champions Manchester City – since he informed Spurs of his desire to leave the club this summer.

The 27-year-old is one of the most prolific goalscorers in world football and admitted on Friday that he would love to team up with Man City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne.

Merson believes Kane would be ‘guaranteed trophies’ if he joined Manchester City and has warned the England captain about joining Man United and Chelsea.

‘If Harry Kane wants to win trophies he has to go to Manchester City. You are guaranteed to win trophies there,’ Merson told the Daily Star.

‘But he’d have more chance of breaking Alan Shearer’s record as the greatest goalscorer in Premier League history if he stayed at Spurs.

‘At City, he won’t play every game against the lesser teams in the league where you can win by three or four goals.

Kane has told Tottenham he wants to leave the club this summer
Kane has told Tottenham he wants to leave the club this summer (Picture: Getty)

‘They will save him for those big Champions League nights. And maybe that’s what he wants – but Shearer’s record would be a hell of a thing to break.

‘If he goes to United and the don’t win the league, he’s suddenly under scrutiny. And I don’t think he could join Chelsea even if it did mean he doesn’t have to uproot his family.

‘Going there would be like Sol Campbell leaving Spurs for Arsenal. The fans would hate him if he did that. So City makes the most sense.

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‘I just wonder how much it will take to get him because Daniel Levy is not just going to let him walk away. It’s not up to Kane, it’s up Spurs.’

Kane has scored 220 goals for Tottenham and Merson reckons Spurs will be ‘finished’ if he leaves at the end of the season.

He added: ‘Tottenham are finished if they let Kane leave the club. I’m shocked at the timing of this, with Kane saying he wants out.

‘To me, he must have something lined up, or else why do it now? It’s a nightmare scenario for Spurs because they’ve been here before with Gareth Bale.

‘They got a record fee for him and bought loads of players to replace him, but it just didn’t work.

‘Even if Spurs get £120m for Kane and spend it well, I still don’t know how you replace his 22 goals and 13 assists this season. It would leave a massive hole – and you can guarantee Heung-min Son would be next out the door.

‘It’s a domino effect. It’s over for Spurs if Kane leaves. Without Kane they have no chance of finishing top four next season.’

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