Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has claimed that Tottenham striker Harry Kane would be his dream signing.
As reported by Sky Sports, Antonio Conte has admitted that he is a huge admirer of Harry Kane, revealing that the Tottenham striker would be his dream signing and that he is worth at least £100 million in the current transfer market.
Kane progressed through the ranks Tottenham after joining the North London club’s youth setup from Watford in 2004. And after four loan spells with lower league clubs, the player has gone on to establish himself as the single-most instrumental figure for the Lilywhites.
In fact, his progress has been so impressive in the last few seasons that Kane has won the Premier League Golden Boot in each of the last two seasons, with Tottenham proving their credentials as genuine contenders for the title.
Antonio Conte: “If I had to buy one striker I would go to Kane. He is a complete striker. Now, he is one of the best strikers in the world.” pic.twitter.com/ZTiY4NLRcp
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Kane has been going from strength to strength with each passing season for Tottenham and 2016/17 was a remarkable season for him, with an astounding record of 35 goals and 7 assists in just 38 games across all competitions. Suffice to say his he has truly evolved into a prolific powerhouse. And Kane has earned a fan in Conte.
Speaking of his admiration for Kane, Conte said, “For me, Kane, now, is one of the best strikers in the world. If I had to buy one striker I would go to Kane. He is a complete striker. He is strong physically, with the ball, without the ball, he fights and he’s strong in the air and acrobatic on the right and the left.
“He’s a complete player. He’s one of the top strikers in the world. If you go to buy Kane now it would be at least £100m. At least. For me, if I see this price for a striker I know for sure he’s a big striker.”
Conte’s words would resonate with top managers across the world, who would agree that Kane can add a lot of value to just about any squad. However, the chances of a club landing the 23-year-old seem to be bleak with Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy enforcing a strict ‘not for sale’ stance on his club’s star player.
Conte is off the market for a striker too, having recently completed the signing of Alvaro Morata to replace the outbound Diego Costa in his squad. Nevertheless, Conte’s admiration for Kane is now public, and who knows, a future approach for the England striker may just be in the offing.