By Danny Wright
Harry Redknapp has suggested that Tottenham striker Harry Kane should be named as the next England captain.
However Redknapp has said it’s not an easy decision as none of the current crop of players is a natural successor to Wayne Rooney.
Gary Cahill will wear the armband for England’s international friendly match against Germany on Wednesday night as regular captain Wayne Rooney misses out through injury.
Kane is also sidelined through injury and is likely to spend several weeks on the sidelines.
The Tottenham star has been in top form for his club this season and has led the charge that has seen them move up to second in the Premier League standings.
The 23-year-old has scored 24 goals in 29 appearances in all competitions for Mauricio Pochettino’s side this season.
Those stats have also led Redknapp to believe that Kane is the best striker the country has.
“No one jumps out at me as a captain. I’d even possibly go with Harry Kane because I think he’s going to be, when he’s fit, the right type. He’s the right character,” said Redknapp in an interview on the Betsafe Youtube page.
“He’s going to be a regular in the England team because he’s the best centre-forward around.
“But it’s not easy. There’s no one who you can sit there and say ‘he’s a natural to be England captain.’”
Redknapp, 70, was in charge at White Hart Lane for four years between 2008 and 2012.
In 2009/10 he guided them to fourth place and earned Tottenham a spot in the Champions League for the first time in the Premier League era.
In other Tottenham news, Spurs have jumped ahead of Arsenal in a race to sign this Bundesliga sensation.