Pundit Neville pays tribute to goal machine Kane

Gary Neville has paid tribute to the qualities of Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane, claiming that the Englishman is ‘absolute gold for a manager’.

Kane scored his 99th Premier League goal as Tottenham came from behind to draw 1-1 with Southampton in Sunday’s clash at St Mary’s.

The 24-year-old has now netted 128 times in 194 appearances for Spurs since making his first-team debut for the London club in 2009.

Neville has compared Kane to his former Manchester United teammate Ruud van Nistelrooy, who managed 95 Premier League goals for the Red Devils.

Meanwhile, the pundit also referenced Kane when discussing Alan Shearer, who is the all-time leading scorer in the Premier League with 260 in 441 appearances for Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.

Neville said on his podcast:

“He’s a brilliant professional. You can’t say a bad word about him and he’s absolute gold for a manager.

“There have been goalscorers in my time that I’ve seen that have got goals but you could sense the technique wasn’t always perfect.

“They just had that poaching instinct but the technique of Kane, Shearer and Van Nistelrooy was absolutely wonderful.”

Kane continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid, with Los Blancos believed to be prepared to spend £200m to sign the England forward at the end of the season.

The striker, who is valued at £108m by transfermarkt.co.uk, will have the chance to score his 100th Premier League goal when Tottenham welcome Man United to Wembley at the end of this month.