As good as Harry Kane? Revisiting Alan Pardew's comments on reported Tottenham target Daniel Sturridge

Harry Kane of England is brought in for Daniel Sturridge during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group B match between Slovakia and England at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on June 20, 2016 in Saint-Etienne,...

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly keen on Liverpool striker Harry Kane.

Besiktas' s Daniel Opare (R) vies for the ball with Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge (L) during the UEFA Europa League first leg football match between Liverpool and Besiktas at Ataturk...

Tottenham Hotspur are planning a potential move to sign Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge, The Mirror reported today (12/2 page 56).

Sturridge has barely featured for the Reds this season, starting only two Premier League games.

The 29-year-old would be a quality addition for Spurs, providing the wages are right, and he can stay fit.

 

Former Newcastle and Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew claimed as recently as last year that Sturridge is as good as Tottenham hero Harry Kane.

After signing the striker for an ill-fated loan spell at West Brom, Pardew praised the Liverpool forward.

Express & Star: "You would have to put him in the same category as Harry Kane. Harry has had a great spell in terms of fitness and is at the top of his game. That’s understandable that he is probably ahead of Daniel.

"But Daniel has the potential, particularly against teams I think where you need goals, where you need to break them down, he has some individual flair that not many players can match."

Harry Kane of England is brought in for Daniel Sturridge during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group B match between Slovakia and England at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on June 20, 2016 in Saint-Etienne,...

Sturridge's best season came in 2013/14 when he scored 24 goals in 33 games in all competitions.

Injuries and a lack of faith from Jurgen Klopp have seen him net only 32 times in the following five seasons.

Sturridge shared the spotlight with Harry Kane for England at Euro 2016, but failed to make last summer's World Cup squad.

 

Daniel Sturridge and Harry Kane of England walk on the pitch during an England training session on the eve of their World Cup qualifier against Slovakia at Tottenham Hotspur FC Training...

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