The loss of Harry to Bayern Munich leaves a massive gap for Tottenham and Ange Postecoglou this summer.
The prolific goalscorer and team captain was known as much for his professionalism as his ability, and when he scored the winner against Manchester City on February 5th, he overtook club legend Jimmy Greaves to be the club’s all-time top goalscorer with his 267th goal.
Kane went on to score 30 Premier League goals during season 2022/23, and only the record-breaking form of Erling Haaland surpassed this.
Kane’s goalscoring exploits see him in second place as the all-time Premier League goalscorer with 213 goals, behind Alan Shearer’s 260.
As well as being Tottenham’s top goalscorer, Kane is also England’s top scorer with 58 goals and counting.
The man to replace Kane as captain in Postecoglou’s new-look Spurs side is Heung-Min Son, who is sixth on the list of all-time Tottenham scorers with 145 goals in 375 games. And it seems like he’s set to score a lot this season. With bookies, Son currently sits in joint fourth favourite position among recommended sites in the UK to be this season’s top goalscorer alongside Rashford, Isak, and Jackson at 33/1. Salah and Nunez of Liverpool take the second and third spots at 12/1 and 25/1 respectively while Haaland is the odds-on favourite at 4/11.
Son still has some way to go to catch the leading Tottenham goalscorers, but he will definitely have Cliff Jones and Martin Chivers in his sights.
Jones is the current fifth-place top scorer for Tottenham, and he netted 154 times in 378 appearances between 1958 and 1968. Chivers in fourth place made 367 appearances for Spurs and found the net 174 times between 1968 and 1976.
The top three is crowned by Kane on 280 with many surprised but not disappointed he didn’t stick around to hit the 300 mark and challenge for top Premier League goalscorer. Unfortunately, the lure of guaranteed silverware at German giants Bayern Munich was too strong.
The third top scorer position could also be a potential target for Son who would need another 63 goals to match Bobby Smith’s goal tally that was reached in an impressive 208 games between 1955 and 1964.
Jimmy Greaves’s long-standing record which was just surpassed by Kane looks like it will cement him as the second-greatest goalscorer in the club’s history for the foreseeable future.
Greaves managed to score 266 goals in 379 games between 1961 and 1970. However, his strike rate of 0.70 goals per game is slightly ahead of Kane’s 0.64 strike rate.
It is also worth noting that while Shearer holds the record for Premier League goals, football did not begin with the advent of the Premier League in the 1992/93 season.
The leading top-flight goalscorer in the history of English football is Jimmy Greaves, who scored 357 goals for Tottenham, Chelsea, and West Ham. Other Tottenham players to feature on this list include Kane in 16th position, Bobby Smith in 29th, Teddy Sheringham in 37th, Les Ferdinand in 47th, and Martin Peters in 48th.