Ledley King has claimed Harry Kane possesses little bits of the qualities that many of the great strikers Tottenham had in the past, including the likes of Teddy Sheringham, Les Ferdinand, Jermain Defoe, Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov.
Kane is now just 12 goals away from overtaking the legendry Jimmy Greaves’ tally of 266 goals and becoming Tottenham’s highest-ever goalscorer.
The only slight blight on Kane’s excellent CV is the fact that he is yet to lift silverware with Tottenham but the striker will be hoping he can now put that right, with the North London club moving in the right direction under Antonio Conte.
King believes that Kane is already one of Spurs’ greatest-ever players and suggested that the striker could move clear of everybody else over the coming years.
The Spurs legend told 90 min about the striker: “He just has to continue what he’s doing.
“In terms of where he stands, I think after his career is done at Tottenham, then you can sit back and place him. His body of work isn’t done. But there’s no doubt that he’s right there amongst the best ever.
“He’s been unbelievable for the club in terms of, not just his goalscoring but his all-round game, it’s second to none. He’s a complete footballer.
“Of course, longevity is an important part. He’s been at the club for a number of years now and hopefully, he’s got many more years left at the club. But there’ll be no doubt I’m sure that when it’s all said and done, he’s right there at the top.
“I played with a lot of great strikers – Teddy Sheringham, Les Ferdinand, [Jermain] Defoe, [Robbie] Keane, [Dimitar] Berbatov, [Emmanuel] Adebayor – but Harry has a bit of everyone or everyone’s strengths that they had.
“It shows that I’ve played with great strikers and how dominant Harry has been to have scored the amount of goals that he’s scored at the football club.”
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I see Harry Kane continuing to play at the top level until his mid or late thirties as the striker takes care of his body really well and is not reliant on his athleticism. So, by the time he hangs up his boots, he could go down as one of the greatest players in Premier League history.
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