What else is there to say about Harry Kane?
Sergio Aguero. Robert Lewandowski. Luis Suarez. It feels awkward to put Kane’s name alongside those established strikers but it’s very, very hard not to.
The England forward made it 13 goals in September alone as Tottenham Hotspur cruised to a 4-0 win over Huddersfield.
Kane has now scored 84 Premier League goals in 73 fewer games than it took Cristiano Ronaldo to reach the same number at Manchester United.
Forget local interest. The 24-year-old’s form can’t have escaped the attention of the big boys from Spain, Italy, Germany and France.
It remains to be seen whether Kane will stay in England long enough to reach Alan Shearer’s Premier League record of 260 goals but there’s one Shearer record that he can definitely break this year.
The 47-year-old hit 36 goals for Blackburn Rovers in 1995, the record for a single calendar year.
Kane is currently on 27 goals in 2017 and, provided he stays healthy, will play in 14 more matches this year.
He needs 10 goals to break the record and on current form, that won’t be an issue.
Shearer's hilarious tweet
Shearer won’t worry too much about that but his tweet during Tottenham’s win at Huddersfield highlights just how much he’s concerned about Kane usurping him as the Premier League’s all-time leading goalscorer.
Mauricio Pochettino replaced his star man in the 87th minute, ruling out any chance of him completing a hat-trick and reducing the gap to Shearer.
And the Newcastle United legend was delighted to see Kane trudge off.
“.@HKane can’t be happy being taken off again when a hat-trick was on the cards, but I am!!! #hescatchingme #premierleague,” Shearer wrote.
Merson: Kane's the best CF in the world
Even before Saturday’s performance, Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson was ready to declare Kane the best centre forward in the world right now.
“People will be going ‘oh what about (Lionel) Messi? What about (Cristiano) Ronaldo?’. No, they’re not out-and-out centre-forwards,” Merson said, per the Express.
“I’m putting him up with Lewandowski, people like that.
“He scores all kinds of goals, the ball can hit the post and it will comeback three yards out and he will tap it in.
“For me, at the moment, I think he’s the best centre-forward in the world.”
Until Lewandowski and co. enjoy such terrific runs of form, it’s hard to disagree.