Garth Crooks has claimed in his BBC Sport Team of the Week column that Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane could be a target for Bayern Munich, given the similarities between the England skipper and Robert Lewandowski.
Kane, 25, netted two goals in Tottenham’s first Premier League outing of the season, as Spurs came from behind to beat newly-promoted Aston Villa at home. Tanguy Ndombele had cancelled out John McGinn’s opener.
The Tottenham superstar has suffered from an August voodoo in the past, in which he has struggled to score in the first month of the season. But he blew that away with two late goals, securing three points for Spurs.
Former Tottenham striker Crooks included Kane in his team of the week following his superb brace, and claimed that Bayern should be after Tottenham’s number 10 – but that the German champions might not have enough cash.
“I can’t remember when I have seen two more beautifully-placed goals so gracefully stroked past a goalkeeper,” Crooks said. “There is something of Robert Lewandowski about Kane.
“I wouldn’t be in the least bit surprised if Bayern Munich were interested in the England captain replacing their scoring legend at some stage. Fortunately I don’t think they have the cash.”
TBR’s view – Kane would be ideal replacement for Lewandowski
The Polish goal machine has scored for fun in Germany, but with the target man turning 31 this month, Bayern may start to look at replacing the former Borussia Dortmund hitman in the near future.
Six years his junior, Kane boasts very similar traits to Lewandowski. Explosive finishing inside and outside the box, strong in the air, able to hold the ball up – but also able to create and be a playmaker.
Spurs need to look over their shoulder, with not only Bayern likely to be keen.