The rise of Harry Kane has been an exceptional one to behold not just for Tottenham fans, but for England supporters as well.
The 25-year-old striker rose from a squad player at Spurs to one of the best strikers in world football in the blink of an eye, dominating in the scoring charts in the Premier League and also being a proud captain for England on international duty.
In total Kane has scored 164 goals for Spurs over the course of six seasons. During that time the club have shifted the power of balance in north London and reached a Champions League final, as well as moving into one of the most stunning stadiums in European football.
Kane’s impact on his boyhood club has been massive, but during his time leading the line for Tottenham which teammates have helped the England captain out the most, and who has the striker returned the favour for as well? Here’s a look at the five players Kane has linked up with most frequently at Spurs…
Christen Eriksen – 30 goal contributions
It is perhaps unsurprising that Kane’s most prolific partner is the outfield player the striker has started the most times alongside, that being Danish playmaker Christian Eriksen.
The duo combined for the first time against Sunderland in a 5-1 win back in the 2013/14 season and have since gone on to contribute 30 times. Other notable strikes include Eriksen’s goal that would send Spurs to the League Cup final in 2015 which was assisted by Kane and the now infamous “it was just off my shoulder” strike against Stoke City last year.
Dele Alli – 27 goal contributions
This season might have only seen Kane and Dele Alli combine three times together, but the history and stats show that the two England internationals are near perfect for each other.
The duo combined four times in the span of three games in the 2015/16 season, which saw Kane score against his favourite opponent Arsenal, as well as linking up together in a 2-2 draw against Juventus last season.
Heung-min Son – 23 goal contributions
Heung-min Son might have exploded into life this season, but the South Korean star and Kane were linking up for Spurs long before the winger became everyone’s favourite Tottenham player.
The duo first contributed together in a Europa League group stage match against Qarabag in the 2015/16 season and have both been consistently assisting one another in the four years since Son’s arrival to England.
Erik Lamela – 14 goal contributions
Considering Erik Lamela missed nearly an entire season due to a hip injury, it’s impressive to see the Argentine so high up on this list.
Lamela and Kane linked up in the attacker’s first Premier League game back from injury in a 2-1 loss against Leicester City in the 2016/17 season and the duo also contributed together in Spurs’ 4-2 loss against Barcelona last season.
Kieran Trippier – 11 goal contributions
11 contributions between a striker and a fullback is a rare occurrence in the modern game despite the evolution of the position, but Kieran Trippier’s record has shown that the Spurs defender knows how to spot an assist with Kane.
The England internationals have enjoyed a good level of success with each other despite Trippier’s inconsistency this season, and if the right-back is to leave this summer Spurs might find it hard to replace the number of assists the defender provided for Kane.