Premier League pundit Ian Wright has suggested that Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane would reach almost unfathomable levels of goalscoring were he to leave Spurs and join Liverpool or Manchester City.
Kane has been nothing short of sensational for Tottenham and England since making his breakthrough in 2014, with 181 goals in 278 club appearances and 32 goals from 45 England caps.
Plenty of praise has been sent the 26-year-old’s way, with one such example in the form of Spain’s record goalscorer David Villa describing him as “the best striker in the world” in November last year.
Speaking on the Match of the Day podcast, Wright was discussing the best goalscorers the Premier League has ever seen, and he named the Spurs striker in his top ten.
However, the Arsenal legend reckons Kane’s tally would reach much higher levels with a world-class team around him.
When asked what Kane would be like in Liverpool or City’s team, Wright responded: “You can’t even start to try and fathom the ratio he would score (if he was at Liverpool or City) with what he’s doing now.”
Kane’s goalscoring record for Tottenham and England speaks for itself, and there is absolutely no doubt that he would be able to do a sensational job for the best sides in world football.
However, the ball is firmly in Spurs’ court regarding his services, given his lengthy £200,000-a-year contract which takes him to the summer of 2024 (Spotrac).
That said, it borders on the outrageous that a player of Kane’s quality hasn’t won a single trophy in his career, and given he turns 27 this summer, he really ought to start thinking about where his best chances of winning silverware lie.