Odds: Bookies list Tottenham ace Harry Kane at 5/1 to win major award

Harry Kane of England looks thoughtful after the FIFA 2018 World Cup Group F Qualifier between Lithuania and England at LFF Stadium on October 8, 2017 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

The Tottenham Hotspur hitman has been in sensational form of late.

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.

Popular bookmakers SkyBET have opened a market on Harry Kane winning the Ballon d'Or during his career, offering extremely generous odds of 5/1 for the Englishman being crowned Europe's best footballer before he retires.

The 24-year-old has established himself as one of the continent's most feared frontmen over the past three years, scoring 117 goals in his last 174 games for club and country.

Tottenham Hotspur's English striker Harry Kane (C) celebrates, with his teammate Fernando Llorente (L), after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match between Apoel FC and...

Kane is surely the first name on the team sheet for both Tottenham and England, and if he continues to produce the goods at the highest level he will surely attract interest from some of the giants of European football.

The problem for the Spurs man in the immediate future is that he has to usurp the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jnr, if he is to be crowned as Europe's best footballer.

Fernandinho #25 of Manchester City stretches to control the ball next to Harry Kane #10 of Tottenham during the first half of the 2017 International Champions Cup Presented by Heineken at...

At the age of just 24, however, he has many years ahead of him, where he can truly stamp his authority on the world stage. Much will depend, of course, where he is actually plying his trade over the coming seasons, and it would be hard to argue that a move to a club such as Real Madrid would not aid him in his quest to win the Ballon d'Or.

And with SkyBET offering 5/1 on Kane doing just that at some point, there will surely be no shortage of punters backing the England international.

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