Jamie Redknapp names Premier League best XI, Tottenham ace misses out
By Alex Taylor
Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been left out of Jamie Redknapp’s Premier League XI for 2016-17.
The former Liverpool star was asked to select his best XI from England’s top flight for next season and omitted Kane from his side, opting instead to include Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero.
Redknapp has told the Sky Sports website that the Argentina international’s prolific goal scoring record of 102 goals in 150 Premier League games makes him a standout candidate.
The Three Lions senior striker went to the Euros on the back end of a fine season at White Hart Lane, where he topped the Premier League scoring charts with 25 goals.
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However the Spurs man endured a dreadful tournament as he failed to find the back of the net with ten shots , with four on target and six off target.
Kane has starred for England in 16 encounters overall, scoring five goals and the 22-year-old will now be keen to put the Championships behind him and focus on the Russia 2018 World Cup qualification campaign where England will kick off against Slovakia on 4 September.
The forwards general goal-scoring record with his club is very impressive, he has scored 91 goals and provided 26 assists in 206 matches for his side – making a significant contribution in more than every other game for his side.
Redknapp’s best Premier League X1: David De Gea; Hector Bellerin, Vincent Kompany, Toby Alderweireld, Luke Shaw; N’Golo Kante, Paul Pogba; Alexis Sanchez, Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard; Sergio Aguero.
In other Tottenham team news, Manchester United may have completed a world-record signing for Paul Pogba but Tottenham have their own midfield star in Eric Dier who can spearhead them to an against-the-odds title win.