Rob Lee: Tottenham striker Harry Kane is the closest thing I’ve seen to Alan Shearer

Former Newcastle United midfielder Rob Lee has given his opinion on Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane.

The 21-year old’s explosion onto the scene last season has understandably drawn comment from all across the footballing world as pundits, players and ex-players alike have entered into the debate into what the future holds for England’s brightest young talent.

In an interview with Talksport, Rob Lee compared the Spurs star to his former colleague and Newcastle legend Alan Shearer.

“He’s the closest thing I’ve seen to Alan Shearer," he said.

“I know he’s only had one season but I saw his header against Arsenal and I’ve seen Alan do that many, many times. I think he can hold the ball up and his finishing is very good as well.”

Comparisons to Alan Shearer have been made before and Lee suggested there is hardly a better example for a young English striker to follow than the Geordie legend.

He added: “If he can be half the player Alan was he will be a very good player.”

Recent weeks have seen speculation soar around a possible summer switch for Kane, with Manchester United the most heavily linked by outlets such as Sky Sports. Lee feels the striker will struggle to resist a United move even when taking into account his allegiances to Spurs.

“He’s very young and he will only get better. If he can have another season like that next season, then people are talking about a transfer to Man United which would be very interesting," he said.

“Not many turn down Man United when they come calling.”

It seems unlikely Kane will be allowed to leave this summer, regardless of the offer made, but another great season coupled with an underwhelming Spurs showing could make hanging on to the prodigious talent a much harder task 12 months down the line.

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