Ian Wright: Why I rate Tottenham striker Harry Kane
Arsenal legend Ian Wright explains why he is a big fan of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane
Ian Wright says he would pick Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane over Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy.
The England international scored an 89th-minute equaliser from the penalty spot to salvage a 2-2 draw in the FA Cup third-round clash after Nathan Dyer was adjudged to have handled the ball in Leicester’s area at White Hart Lane.
While Kane has netted 11 times in 20 Premier League games for the north London side so far this season, Vardy has outperformed the reigning PFA young player of the year with a return of 15 goals in 20 top-flight outings.
However, despite Vardy’s superior goal-scoring record, former Arsenal striker Wright explained why he would sign Kane ahead of the Leicester record-breaker if he were a manager in the January transfer window.
Wright told BBC Radio Five Live: “I’d go Kane. He is a different type of player and he has got age on his side. That’s the only thing. He is going to end up scoring a lot of goals.”
Kane has scored 14 times in 27 games in all competitions for Mauricio Pochettino’s side in the 2015-16 campaign.
The England forward scored 29 goals in 2015, and the Spurs man was named PFA young player of the year after an impressive 2014-15 campaign.