Jermaine Jenas claims £1.5m striker reminds him of Tottenham’s Harry Kane

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Former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas has compared Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin to Tottenham talisman Harry Kane.

Kane has established a reputation as one of the best centre-forwards in world football over the last few years.

The 26-year-old doesn’t just have an exemplary goal record for club and country but he has also developed his all-round play, including his ability to hold the ball up and to create.

While Calvert-Lewin failed to make much of an impression during his first few years at Goodison Park after moving to Everton for £1.5 million back in 2016, the striker has been in terrific form since the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti.

The 23-year-old has notched up fifteen goals in all competitions this season (transfermarkt) and Jenas has now revealed that this has changed his opinion of the striker.

He claimed that Calvert-Lewin’s form this season reminded him of Harry Kane in his breakthrough season back in 2014-15.

Speaking to the Mirror (26 March, page 46), the former England midfielder said: “What a breakthrough year. He used to confuse me. He was like a kid in a sweet shop, sprinting around to impress every time he got on.

“(Now) he scores all sorts of goals. Everton have gone from looking for a new striker to knowing they have got something here to nurture.

“He reminds me of Harry Kane in his breakthrough year.”

Spurs Web Opinion

While I don’t think Calvert-Lewin will ever develop into a world-class goalscorer like Kane, he certainly has shown that can be a handful for any defence on his day. What he lacks for in technique, he makes up for in his work rate and desire. I would have liked us to explore the possibility of signing him as a back up to Kane but now that he has penned a new contract with Everton, we probably have no chance.

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