Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has hailed Tottenham striker Harry Kane, claiming that the England international reminded him of former Red Devils striker Ruud van Nisterlrooy earlier this season.
Writing in his column for the Independent, Scholes revealed that the Spurs man was his breakthrough player of the year after his remarkable campaign in north London.
Kane, of course, scored as many as 21 league goals as Tottenham finished in fifth place in the Premier League last term, and he's certainly admired by Scholes, who is regarded as one of the best finishers in Premier League history.
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After naming the Spurs ace as the breakthrough player of the year, the Manchester United legend stated: "It has to be Kane for forcing his way into the Tottenham team, staying there and scoring so many goals along the way.
"There was a goal against West Bromwich Albion, his first of two, on 31 January, which reminded me of Ruud van Nistelrooy at his best. There was nothing gentle about it – quick feet and then a shot that was smashed past the goalkeeper.
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"That was typical of Ruud. He was unwilling to give the goalkeeper any chance at all. You need that ruthlessness as a goalscorer."
Unsurprisingly, after such a fine season for the forward, he has been heavily linked with a move away from White Hart Lane in recent time, with Scholes' former club Manchester United seemingly interested in his signature.
The word coming out of the Tottenham camp, however, is that the striker will not be sold this summer, which will no doubt come as a huge boost for all supporters of the club.
In fact, when discussing the striker's future, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino said: "He is in our plans for next season. He starts pre-season when he gets back from the Euros and we are looking forward to having him back."
It's far from certain, however, as to whether the United hierarchy will step up their interest in the player in the upcoming window as they go about improving the club's attack ahead of the 2015/16 campaign.
In truth, though, perhaps it will be worth the club monitoring the player's situation over the next year or two. At the end of the day, if Kane continues to progress, the striker may well look to move on to bigger and better things, if his club continue to miss out on Champions League qualification.
Let's be honest, it would come as a major surprise if Kane ended up in Manchester this summer, but it could be on the cards one day. He'd be great at Old Trafford, so Spurs must show enough ambition to keep him for the long term.
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