Paul Merson says Tottenham's Harry Kane is the best striker in the Premier League

Harry Kane #10 of Tottenham Hotspur reacts in the second half against Roma during the International Champions Cup on July 25, 2017 at Red Bull Arena  in Harrison, New Jersey.

Tottenham star Harry Kane has been lauded for his recent performances.

Harry Kane #10 of Tottenham Hotspur reacts in the second half against Roma during the International Champions Cup on July 25, 2017 at Red Bull Arena  in Harrison, New Jersey.

Pundit Paul Merson has told SkySports he believes Harry Kane is the best striker in the Premier League.

Kane, 24, netted twice in the Champions League this week to follow up a brace he scored against Everton days earlier.

Speaking to The Debate (14/9 10pm), Merson was asked who he felt the best striker in the league was.

Harry Kane of Tottenham celebrates scoring to make it 1-0 during the pre-season match between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

After initially praising Chelsea's Alvaro Morata, Merson said that he believes Kane is the best.

He said: "I like him, he works for the team, and always hits the target.

"He just keeps on going and going, he has unbelievable confidence in his ability.

"He's a Shearer. At the moment he's blowing his record out of the water."

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley...

Kane still has a long way to go to match Alan Shearer's Premier League goals tally, but he is on the right track and is young enough to do it.

Kane had a tricky start to the season after failing to net in his first three matches but is now back in top form.

He is a two-time golden boot winner after finishing last season with a flourish, ending as top scorer despite two spells out of action with serious injuries.

 

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