The former Arsenal striker was discussing the potential transfer fee Harry Kane could command.
Ian Wright has revealed what he believes Harry Kane to be worth, and his valuation may come as a surprise given current market conditions.
Speaking at a BreatheSport live event on Monday night, Arsenal’s second leading goalscorer of all-time was happy to sing the praises of the Tottenham Hotspur striker, but felt he was some way off Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling in terms of value.
“He’s one of those that shoots at every opportunity and he gets in the box and finishes well with his left foot, right foot and head and I think he’s gonna get his fair share of goals (next season),” said Wright.
Adding: “If Sterling’s gone for that (£49 million) then Harry Kane’s got to be worth £25-30 million now.”
The disparity in the two player’s valuations seems strange when you consider their respective Premier League returns last season.
Kane bagged 21 goals and four assists in 34 appearances - of which six were from the substitute’s bench – while Sterling managed just seven goals and seven assists in 35 outings – with just the one substitute appearance.
Granted, Raheem Sterling has been an established Premier League player for two years longer than Kane, but his total goal tally since his breakthrough season in 2012 (18) – is less than Kane managed in his first full season.
Wright also went on to predict what Kane’s valuation will be, should he maintain his form at Spurs for another few years.
He added: “He can stay there, score more Premier League goals and then, in another two years he will go for £35-£40 million.”
It's a valuation which still falls short of Sterling's fee this summer - suggesting just the slightest hint of an Arsenal bias from the Gunners legend.