Could the Tottenham star really become an England great…?
Former Tottenham and England striker, and now TV pundit Gary Lineker, reckons current White Hart Lane prodigy Harry Kane could follow in his footsteps, reports the Express.
The 21-year-old has notched 14 goals in all competitions this term, and there’s been loud suggestions that he’ll get a call-up to the England squad if he keeps up his current levels.
“He could go on to become a great goalscorer for Tottenham and possibly England as well,” Lineker began.
“I like him a lot. I like his movement, his work rate, his desire to score goals and his confidence to take people on.
“He is good in the air, he has a good touch, he can beat people and he has clearly got a bit of intelligence.
“If he had an extra yard of pace, you would say he had everything.
“It’s not always easy for young talent coming through and it’s good that he has been given a chance.
“It got to the stage where he couldn’t be left out of the team any longer and now you would probably say he was the first-choice centre-forward.”
Ahead of Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado (both of whom are paid considerably more), Kane is undoubtedly Spurs’ first-choice attacker right now…
The Englishman can play either as a spearhead, or in a slightly withdrawn no.10 role – thanks to his excellent feet.
Kane’s next job will be to convert his Europa League form into consistent top flight goals. He’s notched five in Europe in just four starts, but to be fair, his four goals in seven Premier League starts is not too shoddy either.
With Daniel Sturridge perpetually injured England fans will be keeping a close eye on Kane’s development – although pressure will likely increase with expectation.