Harry Kane told leaving Tottenham for Manchester United would NOT be a step up

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Tottenham striker Harry Kane should think twice before joining a Premier League rival with even Manchester United "not a step up" from Spurs, says Steve Archibald.

The 27-year-old's future at Spurs looks set to dominate the summer transfer window as his long wait for a first trophy was on Sunday extend as Manchester City won the Carabao Cup at Wembley.

Kane, who broke into the Spurs' team in 2014 and has scored 219 goals in all competitions, signed a six-year extension in 2018 so Spurs insist their talisman is not for sale at any price.

Manchester clubs United and City have both been linked with interest, but Archibald, who spent four years with Spurs before moving to Barcelona, says only a move abroad could be considered progress for Kane.

"Harry's definitely one of the top strikers in the land," Archibald told Daily Mail. "I like the way he scores goals, a lot of times out of nothing. He is a really valuable asset. But my first club was Clyde, a tiny club and everyone expects you to move. And Harry's club is not a club like Aberdeen.

"His first club is Spurs, it's a bigger situation for him. Players want to be satisfied, want to push on but Harry's already at a big club with a wonderful stadium. You don't know what the future is, as they've changed manager.

"Do I have sympathy for him? Of course I do. He's been there for a few years and sometimes you get stale as well and stuck in a rut. And it depends what type of football you're playing and, under Jose Mourinho, there were a lot of complaints. I suppose it will be important who the next manager is, what the project is and whether he has faith in it.

"I would imagine his next step will be a big European club, although there's lot of interest in the UK. Spurs are as big as any club in England and, going to Manchester United right now, though financially the biggest club in world football, wouldn't be a big step up, if any. They're on a par. If he wants to step up, it has to be European football.'

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