Gareth Southgate appears to have chosen Tottenham star as the successor to Wayne Rooney as England captain

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Gareth Southgate could be set to name Tottenham striker Harry Kane as the next England captain, according to The Sun.

Kane has been in fine form for Spurs so far this campaign, and his electric form throughout the past two seasons has been instrumental in his side’s success.

The 23-year-old certainly leads by example on the field, having bagged 24 goals in 28 appearances for his club side this term, and his responsibility for his national side may well be about to increase considerably.

According to The Sun, Southgate is considering passing Kane the armband. The tabloid quote the Three Lions boss, who outlines Kane’s leadership qualities:

“Harry has definite leadership qualities. Harry’s got an opinion. He’s always happy to speak up in front of the group.”

It appears as though England will be on the look out for a new long-term captain, with current skipper Wayne Rooney being omitted from the squad. It appears as though Rooney’s career with the England national team could be about to come to an end – and Kane could be set to step into his shoes.

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