Neville sends warning to Man Utd over completing Kane transfer this summer

Former Manchester United star Phil Neville has warned his old club over signing Harry Kane in the transfer window this summer.

It comes as speculation over the Tottenham forward continues to mount amid a growing sense of frustration.

It has been a tough year for Spurs, who look destined to either play in the Europa League or nothing at all next season.

They also were beaten by Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final – a first chance of silverware since their Champions League final loss to Liverpool in 2019.

To add to the misery, Jose Mourinho has been sacked and there are no plans over who will replace the Portuguese coach.

Kane has always insisted he wants to win the biggest prizes in football but it might be starting to dawn on him that this will not be at Tottenham.

Harry Kane has had a disheartening season at Tottenham

It has alerted the likes of United, City and European sides to his services – though prising him away from north London will be a tricky task.

But Inter Miami coach Neville reckons his former side should swerve a move for Kane – because they already have Mason Greenwood.

He told talkSPORT: “I think when you talk about brilliant strikers… Cavani was world-class this week. For a player who has come in on a free transfer, he is everything you want in a centre-forward.

“I know a lot of people are talking about Harry Kane, and I think Harry Kane is world-class, but I think in Cavani they’ve got someone who can definitely produce the goods for another 12 months and the club would not have to pay the types of money that you have to pay for somebody like Harry Kane.

Manchester United's Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (L) and Manchester United's English striker Mason Greenwood react at the final whistle during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg football match between Manchester United and Club Brugge at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on February 27, 2020. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Mason Greenwood is one of the biggest young talents in the Premier League

“Obviously long-term you’d have a think about the best players in the world at this moment in time, you think about Lewandowski, Kane, Mbappe, but it’s going to be difficult to prise those players away from their clubs.

“So I think Cavani fits the bill perfectly.

“I think if you bring in somebody like Harry Kane you’re also blocking the path for somebody like Mason Greenwood, who I think is one of the best finishers in the game.

“Ultimately, United have to create a pathway for Mason Greenwood to actually become the number nine. He’s going to be the number nine without a shadow of a doubt – he’s the best finisher at that club.

“When he gets stronger, and he is getting stronger, when his movement gets better and he gets more consistency in his play, he will be the number nine for England and Manchester United.”

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