The 29-year old, who is expected to start against Estonia tonight, suggested Kane’s well-rounded qualities as a striker are what set him apart.
"You really get to know a player’s attributes when you train with them,” said Cahill, in quotes published by the Mirror.
“He’s not scared to turn and try to run at you. His attributes as a finisher? Left foot, right foot, good with his head - so he’s got half a chance!
“Physically, he’s strong. He can be a target man. He can turn and take you on. He’s an exciting player; still young, still developing."
The Spurs man is in line for his first England start tonight - after scoring three goals in four substitute appearances - and Cahill thinks he is more than ready to lead the line for the Three Lions.
“I do think he’s ready and he’s a great striker. Last year, he was fantastic. This season, he’s helped the team do well and, for us, training with him the last few days, you can see he’s a top class performer.”
Kane’s form for Tottenham this season has been a concern - with just the one goal against Manchester City currently to his name – and a chance to play away from the pressures of Premier League football, against low quality opposition, is an opportunity for the 22-year old to get back amongst the goals.
He scored during his last spell with England but it failed to kick-start a run of goals for Spurs and Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping for a different response this time around.
The Lilywhites have made a solid start to the season and it’s been made more impressive by the fact that Kane hasn’t been performing to his usual high standards.
If he can get firing again, in addition to the return from injury of several key men, Spurs will be confident of building on their promising early season form.