Man United legend insists 31-goal striker not ready for Old Trafford move

Manchester United legend Andy Cole does not believe Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane is ready to move to Old Trafford, according to reports from the Mirror.

Kane has been heavily linked with a switch to United following an incredible breakthrough season, in which the 21-year-old scored 31 goals in all competitions.

And the Red Devils are reportedly mulling over a £40million offer for the striker, who is currently on international duty with the England U-21s.

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However, ex-United forward Cole insists that the pressure to play for United would be too much, and that the club should look elsewhere for a consistent goalscorer.

“There’s talk of Harry Kane,” said Cole. “He’s had a brilliant first season, but [just] half a season really good.

“But can he come to Manchester United – if it is true – for £40m and bring what the club need?

“I think the kid’s talented, but we have to be honest. He’s had half a season where everything went for him – penalties at the keeper and rebounds coming straight to his feet.

“He’s scored some goals. But to take that leap – because your second season in the Premier League is always tough – if it did happen and to leave Tottenham and come to Man United and for them to pin all their hopes on him.

“For the money, and if it did happen, that’s a helluva lot of pressure. United need to compete in Europe and for the championship as well. He [Kane] is a baby, still learning his trade.”

Cole then suggested that his former club should instead invest £60million to sign Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, whom he rates as the best in the Premier League.

“If I was being cheeky, I’d say, ‘I’ll give you £60m for Aguero’ because Aguero – when fit – is the best centre-forward in the Premier League. Fit, firing, he’s unbelievable. You can imagine him playing alongside Wayne Rooney.

“It wouldn’t be bad, would it?”

Cole scored 121 goals during his eight years with Man United, in which he won five Premier League titles, two FA Cups, and one Champions League trophy.