German wunderkind Jann-Fiete Arp talks of his admiration for Harry Kane and Tottenham Hotspur

The 16-year-old prefers Kane to Ronaldo and Messi.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has had a tremendous season for the London club this term.

He has scored 28 goals in 53 games for club and country this season and that has seen him nominated for both the PFA Player and Young Player of the Season awards in the Premier League.

The Spurs star also recently scored for England against Germany and is certainly catching the eye around the globe, not just in England.

Indeed, one German ‘wunderkind’ has been speaking this week about his love of Tottenham and Kane.

Jann-Fiete Arp is a 16-year-old German youth international striker currently contracted to Hamburg SV.

The teenager, who has scored nine goals in 20 games in the B-Junioren Bundesliga this term, is considered one of German football’s top young talents.

But the striker told the DFB website this week that it is English striker Kane that inspires him. He claimed that he prefers to admire the football of Kane over the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo:

“Nah, I'm neither a Messi nor Ronaldo fan. For almost two years I think Tottenham Hotspur are very good and their striker Harry Kane. He worked his way up and out of their own youth, and is now an England international. So he is good as a model.

A friend of mine has always trained in a Hotspur jersey and then we always together looked at the games. Generally, I find that Spurs are a totally likeable club and do in England a good youth work.

“He (Kane) is just a classic shock striker, so I would also like to play. I've been trying to emulate him in some way, because with his style he has at the moment big success.”

Arp’s statement not only presents him as a future option for Spurs, but highlight the way Kane has become a recognisable face and name in the game worldwide because of his superb performances for Tottenham Hotspur.

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