Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen said on the Matchday Live with Fletch & Sav show on BT Sport 1 on Saturday morning (January 2) that he prefers Romelu Lukaku to Harry Kane.
Lukaku and Kane are two of the best young strikers in the Premier League and have been in good form so far this season.
Kane, who is 22 years of age, has been on the books of Tottenham his entire professional career, while Lukaku, who is also 22, joined Everton on a permanent contract in 2014 after spending the 2013-14 season on loan from Chelsea.
Owen, who is one of the greatest strikers to have ever played for England, has revealed that he prefers the Everton youngster to the Tottenham man.
“Lukaku, this season, has impressed me more than any other player, I think,” said Owen on the Matchday Live with Fletch & Sav show on BT Sport 1 on Saturday morning (January 2) when asked who he prefers, Lukaku or Kane.
“He has really gone up a notch or two. If I was a defender, I would prefer to play against Kane. Lukaku is strong. I am going to go with Lukaku.”
Lukaku has scored 15 goals and created 27 chances in 19 Premier League appearances for Everton so far this season.
The 22-year-old Belgium international striker has a pass accuracy of 75% and a shot accuracy of 55%, and has won 38 headers, 27 dribbles and five tackles.
Kane has scored 11 goals and created 21 chances in 19 league matches for Tottenham so far this campaign.
The England international has a pass accuracy of 72% and a shot accuracy of 64%, and has won 37 headers, 29 dribbles and 16 tackles.