Antonio Conte handed Son Heung-Min warning as Gary Neville makes £59m Cristiano Ronaldo wish

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Gary Neville has told Manchester United to focus their efforts on signing Son Heung-Min ahead of the summer transfer window, despite his eagerness to see Harry Kane swap White Hart Lane for Old Trafford. Tottenham Hotspur’s deadly duo have enjoyed a tremendous season, and have helped Antonio Conte’s side push towards Champions League qualification.

Son and Kane have featured 32 times alongside one another this season in the Premier League, directly contributing towards a combined nine goals between the two of them. They first welded a relationship in Spurs’ frontline in 2015, and have since become the all-time record holders for most goal combinations in the league ahead of Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba.

Naturally, having impressed, Son and Kane have reportedly courted the interest from several of Europe’s leadings sides, though the latter more so than the former. After months of speculation linking the England captain to a move to Manchester City, a deal fell through last summer after Daniel Levy reportedly refused to negotiate with Pep Guardiola’s side over a fee for the striker.

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It’s believed that the Premier League champions saw an eye-watering £127m bid rejected by the Spurs chief, and City have since secured the future of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund. Though, despite Guardiola’s side being out of the race for Kane, Neville has claimed that the 28-year-old will remain out of bounds this summer.

And, instead, the former United defender has urged his former side to take a look at Son, who is valued at around £59m by CIES Football Observatory. Speaking on Sky Sports Monday Night Football, when asked whether he’d like Kane at Old Trafford, Neville said: “One hundred per cent if you could get him.

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“I said at the start of last season, he’s gold. I’ve worked with him for four years, he’s absolute gold. He’s never ever going to let you down. He’s reliable, even if he misses a chance or two, the example he sets to others, he’s not a shouter or bawls on the pitch. I wouldn’t move him [Cristiano Ronaldo] out, but if you can get Harry Kane to Man United, you’d take him.”

“They won’t get him, they absolutely won’t get him. Should Man United take Son? Yeah,” Neville added. “They’ve only got one centre-forward, Martial’s gone.”

The former Red Devils defender finished by outlining that Ronaldo will be eventually sidelined and moved on at United, alluding that either Son or Kane can fill the No. 7s boots. Neville said: “That’s going to have to happen at some point.”

Source by Football London

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