Pundit picks Kane as Premier League’s best striker

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has added his voice to the debate on who the best striker in the Premier League is.

During the broadcaster’s Monday Night Football show, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry and ex-Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher chose Manchester City star Sergio Aguero.

The pair believed that the Argentine is above his competitors, which include Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku and Chelsea attacker Alvaro Morata.

Merson, though, thinks that England international Kane leads the pack due to his all-round game.

The 24-year-old has won back-to-back Golden Boot awards after scoring 25 goals in the 2016-17 season and then 29 in the most recent campaign.

Kane has put in consistently strong performances for Tottenham and has fully established himself as the main forward in Mauricio Pochettino’s team.

The hitman failed to overcome his August hoodoo by not finding the back of the net in the first few weeks of the season, but he has now racked up six goals in all competitions.

When asked who he believes is at the top of the list, Merson toldĀ Sky Sports:

“I’m going to go for Kane. I think he’s got everything. He plays up front on his own, he brings other players into the game. Don’t get me wrong I’m a big Aguero fan, but if I’m going one up top away from home then Kane is the one who can hold his own.

“He has a fantastic temperament as well, he plays all the time and scores important goals, whereas Aguero will get four goals against weaker teams or score later in games. That’s coming from a former Arsenal man so that’s how highly I think of him.

“I don’t think Lukaku has the all-round game. He’ll score if you put it in the box but he doesn’t bring other players in. Morata looks like a proper player but he’s still got a lot to prove.”