Graeme Souness makes bold claim about 22-year-old Tottenham player

By London correspondent Tony Hughes

Graeme Souness has claimed that Harry Kane is “destined for greatness” and could walk into virtually any team in the world.

The Tottenham striker did not add to his 22 Premier League goals on Sunday as Spurs convincingly beat Manchester United 3-0 to keep their title hopes alive.

But Kane once again led the line superbly and Sky Sports pundit Souness is convinced that the 22-year-old has what it takes to become a true Premier League great after following up his breakthrough season with an even better second campaign.

“I’ve met the boy once on holiday, last year in Portugal, and he seemed an absolute gem of a lad,” Souness told Sky Sports’ Super Sunday programme. “If he doesn’t get injured, he’s destined for greatness.

“He could go right now and play for any of the big teams and get in their starting X1, other than maybe Barcelona, for me.”

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The England international burst onto the scene last season, scoring 21 league goals and 31 in all competitions for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

He began this season slowly amid claims that his game had been worked out by opposition defences and managers but has put those early wobbles behind him to provide further proof of his star quality.

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Kane has scored 25 goals in all competitions this season and has been an integral member of a Spurs team that have climbed to second in the league and all but cemented a place in next season’s Champions League.

They remain seven points adrift of leaders Leicester but opened up a six-point gap over third-placed Arsenal following Sunday’s triumph.

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