Roy Keane has urged Manchester United to spend £120 million ($170m/€140m) to sign Harry Kane, despite also admitting to having doubts about the Tottenham striker’s leadership skills.
Kane is being tipped to leave Spurs after their latest trophyless hard season, having openly admitted that he is driven to win the biggest team prizes the game has to offer.
The Red Devils are among those being tipped to make a move for the 27-year-old, and Keane would love to see a deal come to fruition, but has also pinpointed the one area of the striker’s game he believes needs to be improved.
Kane is currently serving as captain for both Tottenham and England, but a Red Devils legend thinks he needs to take on more responsibility in terms of motivating his teammates in order to justify wearing the armband.
“The only thing I’d hold against Kane, there’s a big negative I have towards Kane,” Keane told SkyBet.
“I think Kane is an amazing player, every club should be trying to sign him, Manchester United have got to sign him, I don’t care if it’s £120 million… sign him.
“But I don’t think he’s a good leader. I never see him digging anyone out at Spurs. I know people might go, ‘well that’s not his personality’ or, ‘he might do it in the dressing room’. I don’t think he does and that’s a big problem.
“Okay, you can lead with your brilliant play. But I think sometimes I want to see another side to Kane, I’d love to see him get hold of somebody.”