Manchester United Legend Andy Cole Has Urged The Club Not To Sign Harry Kane This Summer

The England captain, 29, is set to enter the final year of his Spurs contract.

And he is one of two strikers being heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford at the end of the season along with Napoli's Victor Osimhen.

Tottenham are thought to value Kane at around £100million despite the possibility of him departing for free next summer.

And Cole does not believe things would end well for Man Utd if they were to strike a deal for Kane.

Speaking to William Hill, he said as cited by Sports Central: "Manchester United can’t go with a short-term solution again. "They can’t go and spend £80 million or £100 million on Harry Kane. In two years’ time they’ll turn round and say to themselves, ‘he’s 32, we need to get ourselves another striker’. They can’t afford to find themselves in that position again. “When you look at the recognised strikers that Manchester United have had, you look at the likes of Robin van Persie, but the crazy thing is that he only stayed for two years, and ever since then it has just been one after another for two years. "A football club like Manchester United cannot just keep having different strikers for two years at a time, it’s ridiculous. "They know now that they have to sign someone who is going to give them five years."

Kane is the all-time record goalscorer for both Tottenham and England.

And he has continued to impress this season despite Spurs' dismal campaign, bagging 29 goals in 47 appearances.

He recently hinted he could stay in North London as he discussed Tottenham's long-term future.

Speaking about the Europa Conference League, Kane, who is yet to win a trophy, said: "You can’t disrespect any competition that you play in. "It’s one of those, if you end up in the Conference League and win it, it’s worth it. If you don’t, then people probably look at it as an inconvenience. "But when you’ve been at a club where we haven’t won a trophy for 15 years, if we do end up in it, it could be an opportunity to try and put that to bed.

Tottenham occupy seventh in the Premier League table with two games remaining - a spot that would see them qualify for the Europa Conference League.

Their final games come at home to Brentford and away at Leeds.