Ray Parlour says Premier League striker can be better than Luis Suarez

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Arsenal legend Ray Parlour is not one to shy away from a controversial opinion.

The Englishman, who was part of Arsene Wenger's Invicibles side in the 2003-04 season, can regularly be found on Sky Sports giving his views on the latest gossip, and it seems he has been at it again, this time on talkSPORT.

His latest comments are not going to be received well by Gunners fans, as he talks about the quality and potential of Harry Kane.


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The Spurs star has had a slow start to the season by his standards - only scoring two goals thus far - having scored more than 20 Premier League goals for the past two seasons, even winning the Golden Boot last year with 25.

But Parlour has claimed that he can be a better striker than none other than Barcelona's Luis Suarez.

The former Liverpool striker has scored an incredible 92 goals in just 106 games for the Catalan giants, but the ex-England international believes it is possible.

Although he says the 23-year-old has a long way to go before he becomes as good as the Uruguayan, he has what it takes to develop into an all round striker.

Kane, who is currently sidelined by injury and subsequently not involved in England's World Cup qualifying games against Malta and Slovenia, has scored five goals in 17 international appearances, and after several loan spells at lower league clubs, is now an integral part of Tottenham's starting XI.


Speaking on talkSPORT, Parlour said: “Would Harry Kane be better than Suarez at the moment? Probably not. But he could develop into a better player than Suarez – he has got all the attributes to do that.

“He is a great finisher, his work rate is excellent as well, just like Suarez. Harry is certainly a player who can be the future for England.”

The highest of compliments for Kane, who was playing in League One with Leyton Orient just five years ago.

But it's testament to his attitude and development that he is now being considered in the same bracket as Suarez.

It may never happen, but it will be satisfying for the England star and Spurs fans alike to hear that he is being praised by a former Gooner.

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