Forget United, England U21 boss Gareth Southgate highlights why Spurs are good for Harry Kane

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Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been linked with a move to Manchester United.

England U21 manager Gareth Southgate believes Harry Kane is surrounded by good people at Tottenham Hotspur and has backed the striker to improve further next season, the Daily Mail report.

The 21-year-old forward was arguably the Premier League’s biggest surprise last season, scoring 21 league goals for Spurs, including doubles in home victories over Arsenal and Chelsea.

However, as per a report in the Mirror, his form has led to interest from Manchester United, plus a few concerns as to whether last season will ultimately be the pinnacle of Kane’s career.

Speaking ahead of his nation’s U21 European Championship campaign in the Czech Republic, Southgate backed Kane amid fears over his progression and stated the benefits of him being at Spurs.

“Harry has established himself as a Premier League player but he is the type to think "What's next? so he will want to push his team into the Champions League,” Southgate explained.

“He is also surrounded by really good people at Spurs. I think they will manage him well. They like to develop young players. None of us have a crystal ball, but all the signs, the support at home, the close family unit will play a part in the player remaining grounded and focused.”

Should Kane make a dramatic big-money switch to the Red Devils this summer, he wouldn’t be the first over the years to head to Old Trafford following an impressive stint in North London.

Dimitar Berbatov, Michael Carrick and further back Teddy Sheringham are three of the biggest deals between the clubs, with each achieving huge success at United.

Still, Kane has plenty of time on his side and while Spurs are fighting for both a Champions League spot plus domestic trophy success, the club no doubt match his current ambitions both on and off the field.

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