Tottenham Hotspur face the Red Devils on Sunday in a high-profile Premier League clash, where Kane—as the EPL’s leading scorer—will doubtless be the centre of attention.
Speaking ahead of the match—as per the Daily Mail—Spurs legend Sheringham has forecast that ‘top clubs’ will be considering a move for the England international, and that should the likes of Manchester United or Real Madrid come calling, Kane must consider leaving White Hart Lane if the timing is right.
“I’m sure there are top clubs looking at him and they’d be prepared to break the bank just because of the way he plays and the way he wants to score goals every time he gets the ball,” 50-year-old Sheringham began, discussing Kane’s future.
“Should he move right now? I don’t know,” he continued. “Timing’s a funny thing in football because you have to take the opportunity when it arises. If you don’t, another striker might go to United or Real Madrid or whoever we’re talking about and you won’t get the chance again for another four or five years.
“You’ve only got a period of about 12 years in professional football and when these things come along you have to take tough decisions. Sometimes they feel right and you have to go with the flow.”
Sheringham began his career at Millwall, before moving briefly to Nottingham Forest, before switching to Tottenham.
During his time in North London, Sheringham established himself in the England national team, but his talent wasn’t rewarded by any silverware at White Hart Lane.
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He moved to United in 1997, and went on to enjoy a successful spell at Old Trafford, winning three consecutive Premier League titles, the FA Cup in 1999 and the Champions League in the same season as part of the Red Devils’ famous treble-winning side.
Kane, like Sheringham, is yet to win any silverware during his time with Tottenham, although the two clubs aren’t as far away today as they were during the latter’s career, with the Lilywhites currently sitting nine points ahead of United.