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28th Feb, 2017 | 11:28am

Martin Keown delivers verdict on Tottenham 23-year-old, compares to PL icons

By Dominic Toner

Martin Keown has likened Tottenham’s striker Harry Kane to former Premier League stars Teddy Sheringham and Alan Shearer.

The 23-year-old is currently the standout player at White Hart Lane and has been in sensational form this season.

The England international has scored 22 goals in just 27 appearances across all competitions this season, including three hat-tricks in that time.

Ex-Arsenal defender Keown has compared Kane to ex-England striker Sheringham and Shearer, who were both prolific scorers during their playing careers in England.

Shearer is the Premier League’s leading scorer with a remarkable 260 goals, while Sheringham managed to net 146 times in the top-flight.

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“He (Kane) is now an outstanding talent,” Keown told Match of the Day 2. “The biggest compliment I can pay him is he’s a mixture between Teddy Sheringham and an Alan Shearer.

“He hits the ball like a mule and his movement, his intelligence is as good as Sheringham’s was. He’s very important to Tottenham.”

Kane still has some way to go if he is going to emulate Premier League icons Sheringham and Shearer, but certainly has time on his side.

The forward has 66 league goals under his belt already and is becoming a consistent scorer each season for the north London club.

He is currently involved in a tough battle for the golden boot race this season, with his 17 goals meaning he is tied alongside Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku.

Kane has helped Spurs up to second in the table and he will be hoping his goals can one day soon end the club’s wait for a first Premier League title.

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