Gianluigi Buffon names Harry Kane as the standout player in English football

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The Italian goalkeeper has been discussing the Tottenham Hotspur striker.

Gianluigi Buffon has picked Harry Kane in his Premier League XI and feels the Tottenham striker has been the standout player in English football over the last year or so, according to ShortList magazine.

And the Italian believes Kane's future is all down to him as the Tottenham forward is at the perfect age to go on and enjoy a stellar career. 

Buffon told ShortList: "Over the last year he has been the standout player in English football. He just keeps getting better and better and, at the age he is, what he can go and achieve in the game is up to him."

Buffon was speaking while picking his Premier League XI - and most of his picks showed a favouritism towards reputation and perhaps a lack of knowledge of how things have really gone this season.

Obviously, Kane's selection shows a reasonable awareness of current affairs. Kane is the top flight's top scorer and the Spurs striker has indeed stood out over the last couple of seasons.

The 22-year-old has also achieved what few can as a footballer - being adored by neutral fans and his Tottenham supporters.

That's down to the simple fact Kane could well become a hero for England as well as at White Hart Lane.

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