Danny Murphy: 'Harry Kane could be one of England's greatest strikers'

Former Tottenham and England midfielder Danny Murphy tips Harry Kane to become one of his country's greatest ever strikers.

Former Tottenham Hotspur and England midfielder Danny Murphy has backed Harry Kane to become one of his country's greatest ever strikers.

The 22-year-old moved ahead in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot with a brace at the weekend, taking his tally for the season to 21 and making him only the fifth Englishman in history to score 20 or more goals in consecutive Premier League seasons.

Kane is in esteemed company in that group, alongside Alan Shearer, Les Ferdinand, Robbie Fowler and Andy Cole, and Murphy believes that the Spurs striker can go on to emulate those players.

"Harry Kane is potentially one of the best English strikers we have ever seen," he told talkSPORT.

"At such a young age, he shows great maturity in his performances, continues to work tremendously hard and his finishing seems natural on both feet.

"He seems to always have time in the box, which is a great trait, but he also takes things early. He also has the ability to link play."

Murphy also believes that Kane should be one of the first names on the teamsheet for Roy Hodgson at Euro 2016 this summer.

"Is [Wayne] Rooney fit or not? Is [Daniel] Sturridge going to be scoring from now until the end of the season? Will [Jamie] Vardy get his goalscoring boots back on? Harry Kane has to start for me - 100% he has to start. It will take a brave man to put an argument together to say he shouldn't," he added.

Kane earlier today spoke of his desire to challenge Shearer's all-time Premier League goalscoring record.

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Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates his team's 4-1 win in the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at White Hart Lane on September 26, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
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