Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has lavished praise on Tottenham Hotspur’s “complete player” Harry Kane, describing him as the single striker he wants the most.
Interestingly, Conte even talked about buying Kane, just days after signing Álvaro Morata for a club record fee of £58 million.
The fee topped the previous record set in 2011 when Chelsea bought Fernando Torres for £50 million.
“If I had to buy one striker I would go to Kane,” Conte told Sky Sports.
“He is a complete striker. He is strong physically, with the ball, without the ball, he fights and he’s strong in the air and acrobatic on the right and the left.”
A traditional centre forward, Kane has been the Premier League’s top goal-scorer for the last two seasons.
The 29 league goals he scored in his 30 appearances last season played a crucial part in Tottenham’s title challenge and, for Conte, the 23-year-old is “one of the top strikers in the world.”
Conte said: “He’s a complete player. If you go to buy Kane now it would be at least £100 million.”
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy would likely think Conte’s valuation is far too conservative.
Before Manchester United bought Romelu Lukaku for £75 million, manager José Mourinho was linked with a £100 million move for Kane.
But, according to The Independent, Levy “laughed off” the speculation. The newspaper then claimed it would take £200 million to prise Kane away from White Hart Lane.