Harry Redknapp compares Tottenham star Harry Kane to this England goalscoring legend

Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp believes Harry Kane has the chance to become the next Alan Shearer.

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is now out of football having resigned as Queens Park Rangers manager earlier this month, but it's clear that his love for football continues.

Redknapp, 67, spoke to Italian website Tutto Mercato Web, and praised current Spurs hotshot Harry Kane, who is the name on everybody's lips right now. 

"He's a young striker with great qualities. He works hard, develops with every game. He is an extraordinary player, one with great room for improvement," said Redknapp.

After hitting 23 goals in all competitions for Spurs this season, Kane has established himself as one of the rising stars of English football, and people are calling for the 21-year-old to be given his first England cap as a result.

Redknapp was asked by TMW whether Kane deserved an England call-up, and also asked whether Kane should be compared to England legend Alan Shearer.

"I would be happy if he were called up [by England], he is an important player and I'm glad he has developed," he added. "He may be [like Shearer], he has great chance to get to that level. The most important thing is that he's also a great professional. He trains hard, has a great manager - all the ingredients to do well."

Shearer hit 30 goals in 63 games for the Three Lions, and is certainly one of the top English strikers in the Premier League era.

Kane is having a great season, but still has some way to go before he can earn comparisons to Shearer, who remains the Premier League's all-time record goalscorer with 441 goals.

At his current rate of development, Kane could well be a key figure for England at the European Championships in France in 2016 - and will no doubt continue to earn comparisons to Shearer in the process.

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