Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has expressed concern over England international Harry Kane’s lack of pace and feels the striker could suffer without better acceleration in the long-term.
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The Tottenham Hotspur man has been a revelation this season, scoring 21 goals in just 27 Premier League appearances and received his first call-up to the national squad.
The 21-year-old scored on his Three Lions debut against Lithuania before helping his club side claim a fifth-placed finish in the league with the only goal of the game on the last day of the season against Everton.
His form has seen him linked with a £45 million-move to Old Trafford in the summer, with van Gaal believed to have made Kane his key transfer priority of the summer [via Mirror Sport].
However, Scholes has his reservations about how long Kane can continue to have an impact on English football.
“If there is one thing that makes me hesitate then it is the lack of pace that I think might hold him back,” the TV pundit wrote in his column for the Independent.
“He is sharp and alert but as a No 9 you need that burst of pace that can take you away from defenders,” Scholes added.
Kane will be hoping to round of a breakthrough season by firing the England U21s to European Championship glory next month after being named in the squad by manager Gareth Southgate.