The 21-year-old has forced his way to the top of Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino’s striker pecking order in recent months, following a series of impressive displays in the Europa League and Capital One Cup.
While big money duo Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado have misfired, Kane has notched 14 goals in all competitions, which has led to talk of a call-up to represent England at senior level in 2015.
And Lineker – who scored regularly for Spurs and the Three Lions in his playing days – believes that the White Hart Lane youngster has all the potential to really push on and achieve success at club and international level:
“He could go on to become a great goalscorer for Tottenham and possibly England as well,” he is quoted by the London Evening Standard. “I like him a lot. I like his movement, his work rate, his desire to score goals and his confidence to take people on.
“He is good in the air, he has a good touch, he can beat people and he has clearly got a bit of intelligence.
“If he had an extra yard of pace, you would say he had everything.
“It’s not always easy for young talent coming through and it’s good that he has been given a chance.
“He has forced his way in through his performances in the Europa League. It got to the stage where he couldn’t be left out of the team any longer and now you would probably say he was the first-choice centre-forward.”