Harry Kane names ex-Tottenham star he would have most loved to play alongside

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The Spurs striker reveals he most wishes that he had been able to line up in white next to this former England striker.

Tottenham Hotspur had to negotiate last night's Europa League last-32 second leg with Fiorentina without the services of their top scorer Harry Kane, who was ruled out of the clash with a broken nose.

Instead, the England striker took to Twitter in the build-up to the match to answer a selection of queries from fans on a range of topics.

One question posed to the 22-year-old was that of which ex-Spurs player he would have liked to play alongside at White Hart Lane above all others.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, it was another former Tottenham goalscoring hero whom Kane named as his ideal teammate from teams gone by, with the forward selecting Teddy Sheringham as the perfect partner.

Kane wrote: "I would have loved to have played with Teddy Sheringham. He was a big idol of mine growing up!"

Kane has been compared to the former Spurs and Manchester United striker by people including another ex-Tottenham striker Les Ferdinand, because of attributes such as his finishing and movement in the penalty area.

Sheringham's would certainly be an excellent career for Kane to replicate, with the former Nottingham Forest man having netted 125 goals in 277 games across two spells at White Hart Lane in the 1990s and early 2000s.

The 49-year-old also hit 11 goals in 51 games during a nine-year international career with England.

Kane has started his career boasting a similar scoring ratio, with 55 goals in 114 games for Spurs and three strikes in his first eight senior Three Lions caps.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is hoping to welcome back the current goal machine for the visit of Swansea City to White Hart Lane on Sunday.

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