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Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has labelled Harry Kane the best centre-forward in the world ahead of England’s World Cup semi-final against Croatia.

Kane is the favourite to win the Golden Boot in Russia after finding the net six times in four appearances so far.

Redknapp handed Kane his Spurs debut during his time as manager at White Hart Lane.

And the 71-year-old claims there is no better striker in the world right now than Kane.

“I didn’t think he’d be the best centre-forward in the world, which he is now,” said Redknapp, according to Sky Sports.

“The best leader of the line in the world. I don’t see anyone, an out-and-out striker, that’s better than him.

“I always thought he’d be a good player, I always thought he’d be a Premier League player. He had a great attitude. But to go on and do what he’s done… I don’t think when I left, he didn’t get in the team.

“He’s just been amazing, his confidence has grown. He’s got great belief in himself, and he’s a great guy. What he’s achieved has been amazing. He trains right, he works hard.

“He’s a model professional. You’re never going to read anything about him that’s going to be bad news.

“He gets on with his life, lives with his family, gets on with his golf. He’s not going to be out and about at night. He’s a proper good guy.”

Kane has scored 19 goals in 28 appearances for England since making his international debut in 2015.

The 24-year-old entered the World Cup on the back of his best ever goalscoring season for Tottenham, in which he bagged 41 goals in 48 games across all competitions.

There are certain to be reports linking Kane with Real Madrid as a potential replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined Juventus earlier this week.

Thankfully, Kane signed a new six-year contract with Spurs earlier this summer and is set to stay put in north London.

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