Former Charlton Athletic manager Chris Powell has entered the debate about whether or not Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is world class or not.
The England international has been in the headlines over the past few days after he scored a Champions League hat-trick against APOEL.
The 24-year-old has now netted six trebles in 2017, and despite not breaking his August hoodoo, Kane has already scored nine times in his last five outings in all competitions.
The striker is certain to be in the hunt for a third consecutive Golden Boot award after taking the gong in the previous two seasons after scoring 25 and 29 goals respectively.
While it is clear that Kane is one of the best attackers in England, questions are not being asked about whether he belongs in the same bracket as the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
From Powell’s point of view, he believes that there is no doubt about the England international’s world-class status.
He told Sky Sports’ The Debate Show:
“With the way he’s been this month, for him to score the goals he has already, he’s world class – I’ll stop that debate right now. People ask: is he, isn’t he? Without a doubt, we’ve got a player who could be almost like an Alan Shearer-type goalscorer in the Premier League, and for England.”