Ferdinand: This £65m-rated ace can learn a lot from Tottenham youngster
By Matt Bullin
Manchester United and England legend Rio Ferdinand has claimed that Everton striker Romelu Lukaku can learn from Harry Kane.
Lukaku has 21 goals in 30 Premier League games this season, while Kane, 23, has netted 19 times in just 22 league matches.
The Belgian striker has drawn in a blank in his last two matches as the Blues drew 1-1 with Manchester United and lost 3-1 to derby rivals Liverpool.
However, he did score a fine brace and make an assist when his side beat Hull City back in March before the International break.
The Telegraph has claimed that Everton value Lukaku at over £65million amid strong speculation he will quit this summer.
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Speaking on BT Sport 1 on Tuesday night during their live transmission of Everton’s clash at Old Trafford, Ferdinand said of Lukaku: “Harry Kane’s hold up play is better – [Lukaku] makes far too many mistakes in that area of the game.
“You can see there is a lion in there -he’s got the power and pace to hurt defenders all day long -but he needs to have an anger in him.”
The Belgian forward is enjoying his best season in the league yet and is only one of five footballer to score 50 Premier League goals before turning 23.
Lukaku, 23, was also the first overseas player to score 80 Premier League goals before their 24th birthday and he will be looking to net against Leicester City when Everton face Craig Shakespeare’s men next weekend.
Ferdinand, now 38, played over 300 league games for Man United and won six Premier League titles, three League Cups and one Champions League title, as well as amassing 81 England caps.
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