Spurs star Kane urged to copy Man Utd legend in huge transfer call

Will Ford

Liverpool legend John Barnes has urged Harry Kane to follow the example of Bryan Robson and remain loyal to his club.

Manchester United have been linked with Kane this summer as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to bolster his forward line.

Speculation over Kane’s future has increased in recent weeks with Tottenham set to miss out on Champions League football next season.

But Barnes has urged Kane to snub a move to United and show the same loyalty as former England captain Robson did, in his 13-year stint at Old Trafford.

Robson moved to United from West Brom in 1981 and but did not win his first title until 1993, turning down various offers to leave during that period.

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And Barnes believes Kane can transform Spurs into league winners if he fully commits his future to Jose Mourinho’s side.

“Harry Kane should not look to leave Tottenham if he loves Spurs and is a fan of the club,” Barnes said, speaking exclusively to BonusCodeBets.co.uk.

“If all players wanted to leave their club to win a trophy, all the players would go to Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City or a Liverpool, and you’ll never have anyone playing anywhere else.

“You know you’re a Tottenham fan, you want to play for Tottenham so stay at Tottenham to try and help them win.

“Very similar with Bryan Robson at Manchester United. United and England captain at the time, whilst United were not doing well, he could have easily left.

“He thought I’m going to stay at Manchester United and help them to win.”



But ESPN insider Julien Laurens believes the 27-year-old’s head could be turned.

“I’m sure if you’re Harry Kane right now, looking at where Spurs are going with Jose Mourinho at the helm, you may be pondering what your future could be,” he said.

“He’ll be coming back from injury pretty soon, he doesn’t need to rush anymore with no Euros to play.

“He can take his time and then assess the situation.

“He loves the club, that is where his home is, but there also might be a direction he isn’t keen on.”