Steven Gerrard sends message to Harry Kane over Man Utd transfer interest


Harry Kane is England’s new all-time record goalscorer (Getty)

Steven Gerrard believes Harry Kane needs to move on from Tottenham this summer following Manchester United’s interest.

Kane became England’s all-time leading goalscorer on Thursday evening as he scored England’s second in their 2-1 over Italy.

The 29-year-old still has two years remaining on his contract with Tottenham but it’s understood that Spurs would accept a £100 million offer for the striker this summer.

United will be in the market for a new striker at the end of the season and Kane is high on their shortlist alongside Napoli’s Victor Osimhen.

But after failing to secure a move to Manchester City in the summer of 2021, Gerrard has urged Kane to make another push to leave Tottenham.

‘It’s an incredible penalty, it’s precise, takes the side-netting off. He’s one of the best penalty-takers in the world, that’s why it was such a surprise what happened to him in the World Cup,’ said Gerrard, who was working as a pundit for Channel 4.

‘You’re talking about greatness, you’re talking about one of the best No.9s in the world right now and that’s the reason why every transfer window he’s ahead in terms of all the talks because, you know, maybe it is time, maybe it is time for him to move on.’

Steven Gerrard feels now is the time for Harry Kane to move clubs (NurPhoto via Getty)

Speaking after he overtook Wayne Rooney’s record to score his 54th goal for England, Kane said: ‘I don’t like to look too far in the future but I’m 29, I’m feeling fit and strong, the best I’ve felt in my career. I hope I have many more years.

‘Playing for England is probably my greatest feeling in football. I want to do it for as long as possible and as a striker I want to score in every game.

‘Hopefully there will be many more.’

Meanwhile, England boss Gareth Southgate hailed Kane’s performance as the Three Lions got their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign off to a winning start in Naples.

‘His overall performance was outstanding – he dominated the centre-backs,’ Southgate said.

‘You could see from early on he was on it.

‘To break the record in the manner that he did shows the strength of his character and mentality. I couldn’t be happier for him and his family – they are lovely people. He is a brilliant professional.

‘To break the record with a lot of his career to go is an incredible achievement. The players gave him a brilliant reception afterwards, that was in response to breaking the record and what he had to recover from.

‘I can’t remember what he said but I’m sure it was a on a video as everything is videoed these days and nothing stays in house. Everybody recognised it was a special, historic moment and he deserves every bit of praise that he gets.’

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