By Russell Edge

Former Tottenham and Newcastle United star David Ginola has said that Harry Kane is yet to reach the levels of iconic striker Alan Shearer.

The former Newcastle forward is the Premier League’s all time top scorer, having netted 260 goals during his time at Blackburn Rovers and St James’ Park.

He also netted 30 times in 63 appearances for England, captaining the side 34 times and helping the Three Lions to the semi-finals of Euro 1996.

Now Ginola states that despite Kane’s impressive start to his Tottenham career, he has some way to go until he is considered anywhere near on par with the Premier League icon.

Speaking about the Tottenham star on the Alan Brazil sports breakfast (27/09, 06:00) show on talkSPORT, he said: “When you sign for the club people tell you about the way Spurs play, about the spirit, the flair, and Harry Kane is the perfect player for them.

“He has a long way to go to reach the level of someone like Alan Shearer. There’s no doubt he’s one of the best English football has ever provided.

“On the training ground you could see that his ability to score goals was just amazing, but during the game he was the perfect competitor, the perfect fighter on the football pitch.

“For Harry Kane, that’s a perfect example to follow as a striker.”

Since breaking into the first team at Tottenham Kane has demonstrated an impressive goal scoring talent, having netted over 20 league goals in each of the last three seasons.

He has picked up two consecutive Premier League golden boot awards, while he has continued his form into this season, with nine goals in eight appearances, five of which have come in the Champions League.

He has also shown his prowess on the international stage, with 10 goals in 21 appearances for England, establishing himself as a key player for both club and country.

In other Tottenham news, Ally McCoist has had his say on whether he would pick Kane ahead of his Premier League rivals.

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