Date:16th April 2020 at 5:03pm
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Arsenal stalwart Martin Keown tells Harry Kane to snub Manchester United this summer, according to the Daily Mail.

Manchester United are in the market for a striker this summer, and clearly looking to do all they can to bridge the gap between themselves and fierce rivals Liverpool and Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane is the deadliest marksmen in England’s top flight, having scored more goals in the last five seasons than any other player, which includes Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero.

Martin Keown was not a great lover of Manchester United in his playing days.

Also the England international’s comments on Instagram last week have sparked many rumours surrounding Kane’s future.

However, former Arsenal defender Keown has advised Kane to stay put this summer.

He said: “How many times did Manchester United try to get Alan Shearer? Had he gone there, the Premier League’s all-time top scorer would have won trophy after trophy. 

Between 1996, the year Shearer signed for Newcastle, and 2006, the year of his retirement, United won five titles. Yet he stayed tremendously loyal to his boyhood club. Now the question is whether Harry Kane should do the same.”

Adding: ‘The key difference with Shearer is he won the Premier League with Blackburn before heading home to Newcastle. Kane hasn’t had that.  Maybe other clubs are in better positions to tick that box for him.

“But my initial reaction is that, for the time being, Kane should stay at Tottenham. ‘He needs nurturing back to his best after his injury. He needs games, the support of those around him and perhaps some patience. He will get that with Tottenham. 

“Maybe in six months’ time, once he’s back to banging in goals, then we can revisit the topic of his future. We can also assess whether Spurs are looking any more ambitious under Jose Mourinho. For now, I say Kane should stay.”

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