Juventus star Giorgio Chiellini has claimed that Harry Kane is among one of the best in the world, terming him as an irreplaceable player for the Premier League side.
Harry Kane has established himself as one of the most lethal strikers in the world and has scored 32 goals in all competitions this season. The Englishmen has scored at least 20 goals in the past four Premier League seasons, including netting 32 so far this campaign. The Englishmen has also broken Shearer’s record for most number of goals in Premier League in a calendar year.
Shearer scored 36 goals in 42 matches for the Blackburn Rovers in 1995; while Kane finished this calendar year of 2017 with 39 goals in 36 matches for the Tottenham Hotspur. And there is something more to this, Kane also completed the calendar year of 2017 as the top scorer in entire Europe… He surpassed Lionel Messi for this record who had 54 goals from 63 appearances in 2017 while Kane had 54 goals from 63 games.
Speaking before the highly anticipated Champions League tie, Chiellini has lauded Kane and has claimed that he is on the same level as some of the best in the world like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar. According to Goal, Chiellini said: “Kane is now among the elite players in the world. Over the last years, with the goals he has scored, he has been on the level of the best.
Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar – Kane has been on that level. He is one of those players that is irreplaceable and I am sure that Tottenham will be doing all they can to make sure he stays.”
Harry Kane’s form has seen the Englishmen linked to the likes of European champions Real Madrid. Speaking of it, Chiellini has said that no fee would stop the world’s biggest clubs from signing a player they wanted.
Harry Kane in 2017/18 ???
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Chiellini added: “It is now a game where you cannot even guess at valuations anymore. There are maybe four or five teams who will pay whatever they need to pay to get the player.
They are huge sums, but that is the world we now live in — when one of those four or five teams want a player, then they usually get them.”
Kane’s incredible form in front of goal has seen him attract interests from a number of top sides. He seems to be the one who has inborn ability to get goals. He is taking European football by storm with his outstanding performances this season and will be a key star when the Old Lady takes on Tottenham tonight in Turin for the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash. The return leg is to be played at Wembley on 8 March.