Kane struggled for goals over the early part of the campaign, and there were doubts starting to form over whether he would be able to repeat his tally of 31 goals, which he achieved last season.
However, the England international striker now has 12 goals in his last 14 Premier League matches and Shearer was purring about the way he powered in a header against Crystal Palace in Tottenham’s most recent match.
"Everything about it had the traits of a top centre-forward," he said.
"His movement, desire to get there, the way he climbed for the ball, so determined once he had the ball in his sight and not giving the defender a chance to stop him, and the power and accuracy of the header.
"That was top-class centre-forward play. I could understand why people were asking questions about Kane at the beginning of the season because he hadn’t scored but I knew he would come good.
"He has class about him. He definitely has what it takes. I’ve spoken to him and spent a bit of time with him. He’s a very level-headed guy and the people around him are very good, while his dad seems like a calm and sensible influence. I’m a massive fan. I like everything about him."
Tottenham beat Palace 3-1 in their most recent outing to further consolidate their position in the top four.
Spurs are now five points clear of Manchester United, and it may be that they are looking upwards rather than over their shoulder for the rest of the campaign.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side appear to be genuine title contenders, and they are now only five points away from Leicester City with plenty of football still to be played.
Tottenham’s next league match comes against Norwich City at Carrow Road, before they host Watford in what will be a tough match against some familiar faces.