Dimitar Berbatov gives verdict on whether Harry Kane will complete Tottenham to Man Utd transfer

The 42-year-old completed a move from Tottenham to Manchester United in 2008, but feels it will be more complicated for Harry Kane.
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Dimitar Berbatov has said he expects Harry Kane to remain at Tottenham Hotspur this summer and not join Manchester United.

The Bulgarian made the move from North London to Old Trafford in 2008 but feels that Kane’s situation is very different given he has come through Spurs’ youth system and is now seen as a ‘god’ by the club’s supporters. The England captain has been identified as a prime target for United in the transfer window, and adding a centre-forward before next season is seen as the main priority this summer.

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However, with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy reluctant to sell to a Premier League rival, a switch to United is looking unlikely. Kane is also a reported target for Bayern Munich, two years on from a protracted transfer saga with Manchester City in 2021, when he failed to show up to training.

However, Berbatov has warned Kane risks destroying his ‘legacy’ with Spurs if he tries to force through a move to United this summer.

“He has tried to engineer a move away from the club previously and that didn’t work out,” he told Betfred. “Harry’s situation compared to mine is a bit different because Harry came through Tottenham’s academy, he’s been at the club for such a long time and he’s a god to everybody connected with Spurs.

“His situation is so delicate and he doesn’t have a lot of room to manoeuvre. Everybody connected to the club wants him to stay because he’s the guy that’s wearing the badge with pride and scoring goals.

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“When I think of Tottenham, the first name that comes to mind is Harry Kane and I’m sure that’s the same for everybody else,” Berbatov added. “If Harry decides that he wants to try and force a move to another club, then his legacy is going to be tarnished to a degree, which is not going to be good for him because he wants, and already has, a great legacy with Spurs. This is why the situation is so delicate.

“If I was Harry Kane, then I wouldn’t know what to do. Ultimately, I believe he will remain at Tottenham.”

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