Paul Merson: I won't be surprised if Manchester United try to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur

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Manchester United's interest in Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane has been widely reported.

Paul Merson has told Sky Sports' Soccer Saturday that he cannot speak highly enough of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.

The 22-year-old forward has netted four goals in his last two matches for the Lilywhites, after struggling through the early part of the season, and Merson believes that the way in which he has responded to adversity shows just how talented he is.

The former Arsenal forward also suggests that he would not be surprised to see Manchester United come in for Kane in the January transfer window, after ESPN reported the Red Devils’ interest in the England international.

“I think he’d be a good fit,” he said. “He’s a real, real good centre-forward. It wouldn’t surprise me [if he went to Manchester United].

“It depends on how much he is. Would United want to pay £50 millon? I’m not sure, but I’m a big fan of him.

“You know what you’re going to get with Harry Kane. He’s a centre-forward that works very hard, he wants to learn and he listens. And what he does do, he hits the target more often than not.

“The kid must be good, because he hasn’t scored many goals and he always plays. I can’t speak highly enough of the lad. I wouldn’t be surprised if United come in for him.”

Kane actually came under pressure at the start of the season, due to him only scoring once in his first 13 appearances.

However, he now has five goals in the Premier League for the campaign, and seems to be back to his very best.

Kane enjoyed a fabulous breakthrough year last season, where he netted 31 times, and it is no surprise to see him being linked with United, given their struggles for goals.

The Red Devils have not looked particularly threatening going forward, but Mauricio Pochettino has always denied any interest in selling his star striker, when quizzed on the matter previously.

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