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'Kane up there with Ronaldo and Messi' - Tottenham star backed by Wright to break Rooney record

10:54 BST 10/10/2017
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The Tottenham striker has been in inspired form for club and country, with his finishing ability considered to be on a par with the world's best

Harry Kane’s finishing ability is “right up there with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi” and he can beat Wayne Rooney’s England goal record, says Ian Wright.

The 24-year-old Tottenham striker has been in inspired form over recent weeks, having shaken off his customary slow start through August.

Kane 7/4 fav to be PL top scorer

Kane netted 13 times for club and country in September, before adding two in two outings for England over the current international break.

The Spurs star now has 12 efforts for the Three Lions to his name, from just 23 appearances, and Arsenal legend Wright believes that the prolific marksman will soon join the world’s best at the very top of the game en route to breaking goal-scoring records of his own.

The ex-England frontman wrote in The Sun: "I’d like to think I know a thing or two about striking and I genuinely believe he is going to rewrite the record books for our national team.

“That’s right. By the time Harry hangs up his boots, I would be amazed if he hasn’t surpassed Wayne Rooney and his Three Lions haul of 53 goals.

"His scoring run at the moment is right up there with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

"I am not saying he is as good as them yet, but - just like you always fancy them to stick it away when they get a chance - it is the same with Kane.

"And before anyone accuses me of hyping him up just to knock him down, that will not be an issue.

"Harry is so good, with such solid foundations, no one will be able to knock him down."

Kane is out-scoring Messi and Ronaldo in the 2017-18 campaign at present.

He has 15 efforts for Spurs and England, while Barcelona’s talisman has 14 for club and country and Real Madrid’s mercurial forward has netted nine.

Kane’s remarkable efforts this season have carried him past the 100-goal mark for Spurs, and up to 110.

A two-time Golden Boot winner has also taken his Premier League tally to 84, from 123 appearances, as he seeks to first reach a century of strikes and then chase down Alan Shearer’s record haul of 260.