Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has revealed his admiration for Tottenham striker Harry Kane during an interview with the Guardian.
The footballing world is still coming to terms with Kane’s meteoric rise. During 56 appearances out on loan, across England’s top three tiers, he scored just 14 goals.
However, upon his return to White Hart Lane, he fast established himself as one of the best strikers on the planet. His incredible performances have not gone unnoticed by Conte.
The Guardian quote the Chelsea manager, who reveals that he would love to bring Kane to Stamford Bridge:
“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.”
However, Conte goes on to note that he feels that any potential suitors would have to pay a hefty fee to convince Spurs to sell their prize asset:
“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.”
The chances of Kane ever playing in a Chelsea shirt are extremely slim, but it’s rare for a manager to speak so openly about a player at a rival club. In football, anything can happen.