Rio Ferdinand has claimed that Harry Kane ranks within the top five strikers in the history of the Premier League.

Kane’s records speak for himself, with the striker on course to beating Jimmy Greaves’ tally to become Tottenham’s all-time top scorer and also in with a shot of beating Alan Shearer’s tally of 260 Premier League goals to become the top scorer in the competition’s history.

Additionally, the 28-year-old only needs four more goals to go past Wayne Rooney to England’s greatest goalscorer (Transfermarkt).

The Tottenham man has also won many individual accolades in his career so far, including three Premier League Golden Boots, a World Cup Golden Boot and a Playmaker award.

Despite these achievements, some still question whether the striker belongs in the pantheon of greats, mainly due to the North London club’s inability to win silverware.

However, Ferdinand is not in any doubt that the 29-year-old compares favourably with the best players across any era.

The former Manchester United man said about Kane on his YouTube channel Rio Ferdinand Presents FIVE: “He plays in any era, and scores in any era.”

When asked if Kane was in the top five strikers in Premier League history, Ferdinand then responded confidently by simply saying: “Yeah!”.

Spurs Web Opinion

Judging individual players solely on team trophies is a modern-day phenomenon that has arisen purely through social media. During Shearer’s heyday, for example, people never used his lack of trophies at Newcastle United to question if his legendary status.

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