Harry Kane is the best striker in the world, according to former Manchester United midfielder Kleberson, who praised the England captain in a recent interview with Brazilian outlet Globo.

The Tottenham Hotspur forward has enjoyed an incredibly prolific career to date, with 288 goals in 487 appearances at club level across all competitions (Transfermarkt).

Harry Kane

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261 of those goals have come for Spurs, which puts Kane just five away from levelling Jimmy Greaves’ record as the club’s all-time top goalscorer (MyFootballFacts).

The 29-year-old has been in fine form this season, too. Kane has 13 goals to his name in the first half of the season (Transfermarkt) and is currently on international duty with England at the World Cup.

It’s been an impressive tournament for the Three Lions skipper, who provided three assists during the group stages before taking his tally of England goals to 52 in 79 caps (Transfermarkt) on Sunday evening with a decisive goal against Senegal in the last-16 tie.

For Kleberson, who won the World Cup with Brazil back in 2002, there is no better striker than Harry Kane in world football. The former Brazilian international praised Kane’s all-round ability.

He said: “I do consider it [best striker in the world] because he is a centre forward who does not create plays just for him, he makes other players grow.”

It is not an opinion shared by Kleberson’s former international teammate Hernanes, though, who picked out two players he ranks higher than Kane.

Hernanes said: “No. Not right now. I see two, I’m a guy who likes specificity, [central striker] has to be the goalscorer, Haaland and Benzema are in front [of Kane].”

Spurs Web Opinion

If you asked me who the best goalscorer is in world football, you’d be right to look at Erling Haaland and Karim Benzema. But, if you ask me who is the more complete player, the one I would want in my team given the choice, it would be Harry Kane. He has goals, vision, intelligence; the full package.

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