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Harry Kane says striker Tottenham sold in 2014 was the best at finishing

By Mehdi Gokal -

Last summer, Tottenham legend Harry Kane said goodbye to North London, leaving the club to join Bayern Munich in a recording-breaking Bundesliga deal worth £82 million.

Over more than a decade, the England captain had an illustrious career, featuring in an impressive 430 matches, scoring a remarkable 278 goals, and providing 64 assists during his tenure with the club.

Kane, who is widely regarded as one of the game’s elite strikers, has recently hailed the former Spurs centre-forward as the best finisher he has ever witnessed.

Yet, despite his own prolific scoring prowess, Kane recently bestowed the title of the best finisher he has ever witnessed upon former teammate Jermain Defoe.

In a video interview with TV2 Sport in Norway, Kane engaged in a fascinating discussion about what constitutes a complete striker, delving into various facets of the game.

While he lauded other players for their attributes, such as Son Heung-min for running in behind and Gary Lineker for his predatory instincts, it was Defoe’s clinical finishing that earned the highest praise from Kane.

When Kane was asked who is the best at finishing, he quickly named Defoe.

Jermain Defoe left his mark at Tottenham

Defoe, a prolific striker in his time, left an indelible mark on Tottenham’s history books during his tenure with the club.

Across 363 appearances, he netted an impressive 143 goals and provided 33 assists, showcasing a remarkable ability to find the back of the net with precision and consistency. He was eventually sold to Toronto FC for a fee close to £8million in 2014

Having shared the dressing room with Defoe during the early stages of his career, Kane undoubtedly must have learned a thing or two about finishing while witnessing Defoe effortlessly finding the back of the net during training sessions.

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