It has to be said that Harry Kane has shown a tremendous level of football this season. The England captain is one of the front-runners for the Player of the Year after serving as the talisman for Spurs throughout the campaign.
The 27-year-old has scored 21 goals and recorded 13 assists in the league (TransferMarkt). As a result of this, Kane currently tops both charts as the campaign draws to a close. Such consistency has seen the striker being compared to the best players in the world.
Former Tottenham and Manchester United player, Dimitar Berbatov, has now likened Edinson Cavani to the Spurs man.
Cavani has impressed for The Red Devils this year and scored a vital goal for his side as they defeated the Lilywhites 3-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium back in April.
Berbatov has compared the play-style of Cavani as similar to that of Kane. The 34-year-old is a very unselfish figure on the pitch and his great connection with his teammates seems to have earned him a new contract (Fabrizio Romano).
The Bulgarian attacker described the similarities between the two in an interview with Betfair (as relayed by Metro).
Berbatov stated: “I don’t like comparing players, but Cavani reminds me slightly of Harry Kane; he just has all the qualities of a great striker.
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“Not just scoring goals, he makes great movement, he drops deep, he plays the ball forward, he creates goals. He is essentially multi-tasking in a way. He defends, he just has great qualities.”
Such a comparison comes in a week where it was reported that Man United are preparing a £90 million bid for Kane (The Sun). However, if Cavani is set for another year in Manchester, it remains to be seen whether both could fit into the same team.
Spurs Web Opinion:
There can be no doubt that the form of Kane has set the benchmark for the rest this season. Whenever a striker hits good form, comparisons begin to get drawn with the English striker. Cavani has had a fantastic career and continues to impress, but Kane is on another level.