Gary Neville: Harry Kane is England’s only truly world-class player

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has highlighted Harry Kane as the sole world-class player in the England squad and believes would get into any other team at the World Cup. The Tottenham Hotspur star has improved leaps and bounds over the past few seasons and he is presently leading the line for the Three Lions in Russia.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Neville was full of praise for Kane, who bagged a match-winning brace in the 2-1 triumph over Tunisia, he said: “World class for me is defined by the question: would he get into any other team in the tournament? And I think he would. Other teams would have to find a place for him, he’s that good. There will be those who say: ‘You’ve got to do more, how do you define world class?’ But his performances in the last two years in the Premier League and performances for England, his stature, and the fact if he was made available for sale, every club in Europe would want him.”

Kane’s progress has caught the eye of several top clubs across Europe including Manchester United and Real Madrid but his position at Spurs is certainly safe beyond the summer after agreeing to a fresh six-year contract. The deal has made him the highest-paid player at Spurs by a fair margin and the north London club are supposedly keen on extending the stay of other key players at the club.

Meanwhile, Kane’s main focus is likely to lie on the ongoing World Cup where the Three Lions are being backed to reach at least the quarter-final stage. Gareth Southgate’s side face Panama in their second group stage game this week and shortly after this, they have an encounter versus Belgium which may decide the first and second positions in the standings.