Sol Campbell has loved watching Harry Kane's development, praises Tim Sherwood

Former Tottenham defender Sol Campbell has praised Harry Kane.

Former Spurs defender Sol Campbell has admitted to the Daily Mail he has loved watching the progress of Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

Kane, 22, has come up through the ranks at White Hart Lane since arriving from Watford way back in 2004, and few could have predicted his success back then.

The striker smashed a stunning 31 goals in all competitions last season, becoming one of the stars of English football - but still, some pundits wanted to see more from Kane this season, to see if he was just a one-season wonder.

That idea has been completely debunked though, as Kane took his tally for the season to 25 with a stunning goal against Liverpool, turning a defender inside the box before smashing into the net during the 1-1 draw at Anfield on Saturday evening.

Kane now looks to be England's top goalscoring threat ahead of Euro 2016, and his development has been praised by former Tottenham defender Sol Campbell.

Campbell - still largely detested by Spurs fans for his controversial move to Arsenal back in 2001 - has told the Daily Mail that he has loved watching Kane developing so rapidly at White Hart Lane, commenting on the pride of the fans having seen him come up through the ranks.

Campbell also offered praise to former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood for giving Kane a chance in the first team, even though many would credit current boss Mauricio Pochettino for having the biggest influence on his rise to stardom at Spurs. 

"I have loved watching the rise of Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane," said Campbell. "You can see the pride the Spurs fans have that he is – as they sing – ‘one of our own’. Harry was out on loan for a few seasons and only made it into the Tottenham team because then manager Tim Sherwood took a chance on him. In some other Premier League teams, he might not have got a look in," he added.

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