The former forward believes the Tottenham striker will need to repeat his impressive Premier League campaign to prove himself.
Kane was the star man of last season, enjoying an impressive breakthrough campaign as he scored 21 Premier League goals despite not starting a game until November.
His impressive first Premier League campaign saw him awarded the PFA Young Player of the Year award, while he also earned his first England call up, scoring on his debut.
However, Owen believes Kane will have to repeat his feats of this year to prove he’s up there with the best.
“[However] he has to start next season really well,” he said.
“Everyone is taking him really seriously but to prove he is right up there, he has to do it again.”
Kane’s sudden emergence has naturally garnered interest from a number of Europe’s top clubs, with Manchester United reportedly willing to pay over £50million to secure the striker this summer, according to the Manchester Evening News.
While a move to Old Trafford is unlikely to materialise, there is no denying that another strong season from Kane would see Spurs in a similar situation to that of Gareth Bale two years ago, and Owen admits that they certainly have a valuable asset on their hands once again.
“He’s really enhanced his value, and his value to Spurs, based on last season’s performances,” he added.
“I don’t think anyone could believe he would reach the levels he’s reached because he didn’t break any records as a youth player. They certainly have an asset on their hands.”