Tottenham’s Harry Kane has the quality to play for any of Europe’s big teams – Real Madrid and Barcelona inclusive – and is only second behind Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski in the number nine position but keeps getting better and better at goalscoring, according to former Germany and Bayern Munich star Lothar Matthaus.
Kane has been in a prolonged rich vein of form and and notched his 50th goals for club and country in 2017 on Saturday with a brace in Spurs’ 5-1 demolition of Stoke City at Wembley.
“Everybody in Europe is talking about Harry Kane,” Matthaus said in a column in the The Sun newspaper.
“And they will certainly be talking about him even more in Italy now Spurs have drawn Juventus in one of the ties everybody will want to see.
“I really like Kane. If I was a manager, and had the money, I would go out and buy him tomorrow.
“The only player in his position I’d prefer in all of Europe is Robert Lewandowski — and Kane is a lot younger and getting better.
“He works so hard, makes so many runs, moves into the right positions and creates things for his team. The other thing, which nobody can deny, is that he knows how to score.
“That is the greatest thing any striker can have and he can find the net from any distance, with either foot and his head.”
Matthaus added: “He adapts to any situation, instinctively, and always seems to be in the right place, which is a gift of the best strikers.
“There is no doubt Kane could play for any club in Europe. That includes Real Madrid or Barcelona — and he would score goals for any club.”