‘I love him’ – Rio Ferdinand lavishes praise on Spurs star who makes you ‘gasp’

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Rio Ferdinand has spoken in glowing terms of Harry Kane, insisting that the Tottenham man is one of the best finishers he has ever seen.

Kane headed home from close range against Wolves in the second half after getting on the end of Ivan Perisic’s near-post flick-on, with the goal proving the difference on Saturday as Antonio Conte’s men came away with a 1-0 win.

It was the striker’s second of the campaign after the stoppage-time header against Chelsea helped the Lilywhites secure a point at Stamford Bridge in the previous game.

The goal against Wolves was also Kane’s 185th goal for Spurs in the Premier League – the most any player has scored for a single club in the competition (Goal).

The goal also took his tally for Tottenham in all competitions to 250, with the striker now sitting just 16 behind Jimmy Greaves’ tally of 266 for the North London club.

Ferdinand admitted that he has not seen many other players in the history of the Premier League who possess Kane’s finishing ability.

The former Manchester United defender said on Rio Ferdinand presents FIVE YouTube channel: “You’ve got to take your hat off to him. In terms of pure goals, this geezer is as good as it comes. You can’t deny that. He’s going to be chasing down Alan Shearer’s Premier League goal record. Whether he gets to it or not, I’m not sure.

“But this guy, to score 250 goals anywhere, let alone at one club, and a club that hasn’t been anywhere near winning the league other than from one year in the time that he’s been there is some feat. His finishing is incredible.

“There haven’t been too many players in the Premier League since he’s been playing that have made you draw gasps in terms of finishing. He’d be up there in your top two or three in terms of crazy finishes from mad angles, right and left foot. I love him, I love Harry Kane.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I not only think that Kane will break Shearer’s record but I believe he can reach the 300-goal mark in the Premier League. Given that he is not reliant on his pace, I do not see why the England captain cannot continue playing at the top level until his late thirties. 

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