Merson has praised the Tottenham star and has outlined the qualities that make him captain material.
“Harry Kane would be my choice for England captain,” Merson wrote in The Daily Star. “Gareth Southgate said on Thursday he wants to share the armband around between a few players but I think you need one captain - and it should be Kane.”
“I think Kane’s a nice bloke, a good player and I think he has the right character for it,” added Merson. “He leads by example on the pitch. He’s not a shouter. He’s not a Tony Adams or Bryan Robson type of captain.
“He’s more like an Alan Shearer. I played with Shearer. He didn’t shout and scream at you. He led by example.
“He put his body on the line and worked his socks off. That’s exactly what Kane does and that’s exactly the sort of captain England need.”
Kane is one of the best strikers in the Premier League and has been in great form for the past three seasons.
The England international has established himself as a key player in the England team, and it would make sense for Three Lions’ head coach Gareth Southgate to hand him the captain’s armband.
The 24-year-old was in action for England in their World Cup Group F qualifier against Malta away from home on Friday evening.
The Tottenham star scored twice for the Three Lions to help them to a 4-0 win, and has posted the following message on social networking site Twitter, referring to the fact that he has never scored in the Premier League in the month of August.