By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Chris Sutton has hailed Harry Kane as almost the complete striker – but claims the one thing he lacks is blistering pace.
The England international scored twice in Spurs’ 3-0 Premier League win over Bournemouth on Sunday to keep the pressure on leaders Leicester and lift his goal tally in the top flight this season to 21.
It is the second consecutive season that Kane has passed the 20-goal mark as he presses his claims to start for England at Euro 2016.
Former Blackburn and Celtic striker Sutton believes Kane should be above Wayne Rooney in the pecking order for striker places in Roy Hodgson’s team.
“If Kane lacks anything – and he has almost everything – it is that blistering pace,” Sutton told Radio Five Live on Monday night.
“I had limitations as a centre-forward and a lack of pace was the main one. Most teams play one striker these days and Kane is well suited to the system because he can do most things really well but he is not quick.
“The best player in the one-striker system that I have seen is Didier Drogba, and he could do everything.”
As revealed by Football Insider, Spurs chiefs are ready to make the academy graduate the best-paid player in the club’s history.