Lothar Matthaus lauds Tottenham striker Harry Kane

(Back row, From L)  Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker Son Heung-Min, Tottenham Hotspur's English midfielder Dele Alli, Tottenham Hotspur's English defender Eric Dier, Tottenham...

German legend Lothar Matthaus has admitted that he is a huge fan of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur applauds the travelling fans after the Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at The King Power Stadium on November 28, 2017 in...

Lothar Matthaus has told The Sun that if he was a manager and had an unlimited amount of money to go out and buy anyone in world football, Tottenham's Harry Kane would be right near the top of his shopping list.

Kane is on course for another sensational season for Spurs. In 20 games in the Premier League and Champions League this season, he has already scored a staggering 18 goals - and that is despite the infamous August curse which saw him, once again, go through the first month of the season without scoring.

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur shoots as Jack Butland of Stoke City attempts to save during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City at Wembley Stadium on...

The Tottenham academy graduate inspired Mauricio Pochettino's men to book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League in emphatic fashion, as they topped a group also involving Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, and ultimately claimed more points than any other team in any group this year.

And Matthaus admitted that he was full of admiration for the 24-year-old, and suggested that he would love to manage the striker.

"I really like Kane. If I was a manager, and had the money, I would go out and buy him tomorrow," he told The Sun.

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrate scoring the 1st Tottenham goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at The King Power Stadium on November...

"The only player in his position I’d prefer in all of Europe is Robert Lewandowski — and Kane is a lot younger and getting better.

"He works so hard, makes so many runs, moves into the right positions and creates things for his team. The other thing, which nobody can deny, is that he knows how to score.

"That is the greatest thing any striker can have and he can find the net from any distance, with either foot and his head."

Kane certainly looks destined to go down as one of the best strikers in Premier League history, and there is no question that he cannot be written off from putting pressure on Alan Shearer's stunning record since 1992. 

And Kane will be hoping to add to his tally when Spurs host Brighton at Wembley on Wednesday when Pochettino's men will have the chance to potentially move up to fourth in the table should they win.

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