Graham Roberts: This Tottenham favourite is best striker England has ever had (not Kane)
By Danny Wright
Graham Roberts has hailed ex-Tottenham player Jimmy Greaves as the greatest striker England has ever seen.
Greaves is widely regarded as the best player to pull on the Tottenham kit, but Roberts has gone one step further claiming that he trumps all attackers to have been born in the country.
Now aged 77, the Tottenham favourite scored 220 goals in 321 league appearances for the club and is the club’s all-time top goal scorer.
Across all competitions, both domestic and in Europe, the striker scored a staggering 266 and a further 44 for the Three Lions.
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) April 7, 2017
Roberts, who is also considered as a Spurs legend of a different era, posted on his personal Twitter profile after the club’s account showed a video of Greaves returning to White Hart Lane in a wheelchair
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He won two FA Cups and the 1962/63 European Cup Winners Cup in his playing days with Tottenham.
Greaves would have also taken part in the 1966 World Cup final for England if it wasn’t for an untimely illness.
Many pundits and fans have touted current striker Harry Kane to better Greaves’ impressive goal record for the north London club.
The 23-year-old is top of the goal scoring charts this season with 24 in all competitions and has a total of 88 strikes for the club since making his debut.
Kane has missed the last month’s worth of action with an ankle injury but could return against Watford on Saturday.
In the latest Tottenham news, this 30-year-old attacker has talked up the Londoners ahead of this weekend’s action.