Harry Kane sends message to rival clubs as he approaches his 26th birthday

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Dom Le Roy

Harry Kane is just four days away from his 26th birthday and the England captain can hardly be classed as a young star anymore.

In the past year alone, he has played in a Champions League final and led his country out to two separate international semi-finals.

However, Harry’s peak years may still be in his future, as he believes that the late 20s are when you usually see the best of a player.

Kane’s peak so far would have to go down as the 2017/18 season, in which he scored 41 goals in 48 games. He also finished as Europe’s leading goalscorer in 2017, pipping Messi to the post by racking up a crazy 56 goals in 52 games (Wikipedia).

If Kane can push on and do even better than this in the next few years, then he would surely cement his spot as the world’s best centre-forward.

He has certainly started this pre-season in the right way, by lobbing the keeper from the halfway line against Juventus.

Kane said (Mirror): “Yeah, that’s what people say. They always say late 20s is when you start to hit your prime, so we’ll have to see.

“I’m 26 in the next week or so, so I’m not classed as young anymore. I’m in a good place.

“I feel good and hopefully I can stay as fit as possible through the season. I’m looking forward to starting the season and really pushing on from the previous years I’ve had.”

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