Can Harry Kane emulate Wayne Rooney?

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Nicknamed the Hurricane, Harry Kane had an amazing 2014/15 season and ripped Premier League defences to pieces.

He scored an unbelievable 34 goals in all competitions and his eye catching displays have attracted the biggest teams across Europe - with Real Madrid and Manchester United both thought to be interested in the young English international.


Kane was Spurs’ stand out player last season and has started all four matches this season. At the age of only 22, he already looks to be Tottenham’s talisman and the player they look to when things aren’t going their way.


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He is the only real option for Spurs upfront now after Roberto Soldado departed and Emmanuel Adebayor is not involved due to off field problems.

The young man has had a lot of pressure on his shoulders with everyone expecting so much from him now. He will be eager to prove he was not just a ‘one season wonder’, but a real talent and someone that can be relied on to perform week in, week out, season after season.

Kane has had a quieter start to this season and although getting into some excellent positions, has not been able to convert so far.

He is not playing badly but really needs to take these chances if Spurs are to succeed. Given last season’s form, the Hurricane could have already bagged himself three or four goals already, (given the amount of chances he has wasted).

Kane may have been off target for Spurs but he’s definitely had his shooting boots on international duty; having scored two in two in the recent qualifiers.

He has become a bit of a ‘super sub’ for England, with both his goals this past international break coming from off the bench. His first goal was a perfectly weighted lob against San Marino in a 6-0 win.

His second goal came against Switzerland in England’s 2-0 victory. This goal really showed off his clinical nature and deadly finishing as he met the ball first time and powered home with his left foot.


Wayne Rooney is an outstanding footballer and is England’s all-time top goal scorer with 50 goals, having just exceeded Sir Bobby Charlton’s record of 49 in the recent match against the Swiss.

At the age of 29 he is in his prime and has vowed to never retire from international football.

However with Rooney now holding the goal scoring record, we inevitably will look at who could challenge this and be England’s main striker, when Rooney’s career eventually comes to an end.

Harry Kane will no doubt be eager to challenge this record and hope to lead the line as the main man for England one day. At his age he still has time on his hands and looks to have a bright future ahead of him.

He has got three goals in four games for England so far and if he can keep going at this rate, he will score no end.

Rooney has said he fears for his place given Kane’s fantastic form of late and this is great praise indeed.

With Manchester United reportedly keen on the youngster, could Louis Van Gaal be planning to bid big in the winter window?

Spurs will not sell on the cheap but if United offered £50 million that could be too tempting to refuse. If he is signed, will it be to partner Wayne Rooney or to replace him and become his successor?


Harry Kane is a wonderful player and already looks to be a future great of England having showed a cool head in front of goal on international duty.

He is Tottenham’s main man which brings its own pressure but this is something that will spur him on and make him an even better player.

The goals for England will have certainly done wonders for Kane’s confidence and he must use this added confidence in Sunday’s fixture at the Stadium of Light against Sunderland.

He has the striking instincts to be a success this season and if he can get a couple of goals under his belt for Spurs, there will be no stopping the ferocious Hurricane.

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