Harry Kane says he would be “extremely proud” to captain England at the World Cup finals in Russia this summer.

The 24-year-old, who has scored 38 goals in all competitions for Tottenham this season, is expected to be named Three Lions captain by manager Gareth Southgate ahead of the tournament.

England haven’t named a permanent captain since Wayne Rooney retired from international duty.

Kane has worn the armband in the past, but Southgate has also given the captaincy to Jordan Henderson and Kane’s Spurs teammate Eric Dier in recent games.

Given Kane’s leadership qualities, combined with the fact he is almost guaranteed a starting spot in Russia, the striker certainly seems like the logical choice.

Speaking to FourFourTwo, Kane revealed nothing has been decided yet but he would be honoured to lead his country out at the finals.

“The manager has said he will make that decision in his own time, so we’ll have to see,” he said. “I’ll do my job whether I’m wearing the armband or not, but it’s certainly something I’d be extremely proud to do.

“We’ve got a great attacking team. Hopefully we can score a lot of goals and I’ll get a few myself. The focus is on the team, but as a striker, you’ll always have your eye on winning the Golden Boot.”

Hugo Lloris remains Tottenham’s skipper, but Kane is arguably the team’s outfield leader alongside Jan Vertonghen.

Of course, Henderson could end up captaining Liverpool to victory in the Champions League this season, which would obviously strengthen his case.



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