Ex-Birmingham City and Fulham goalkeeper Maik Taylor has recalled Harry Kane’s early years as a teenager and has compared the Spurs frontman to the Premier League’s all-time record goalscorer Alan Shearer.

The pair played together for the final three months of the 2011-2012 campaign when Kane was enjoying the most prolific loan spell of his career at Championship outfit Millwall.

Kane made the short switch across to The Den in early January and despite playing only half a season, the 18-year-old forward was named as the Lions’ Young Player of the Year after scoring nine goals in 27 appearances in all competitions.

The 26-year-old has gone on to score more than 100 Premier League goals for Tottenham and is currently third on the club’s all-time record goalscorer list and Taylor, who was enjoying the final spell of his playing stint at Millwall, recognised Kane’s talent from early on, describing him as the complete package.

The former Northern Ireland shotstopper told Goal: “A friend of mine had a season ticket at Tottenham and had seen Harry at several Europa League games, and he told me, ‘the boy has everything. He’s going to be a really big one.’

“Harry already had a super left foot, a super right foot and a great header at the time. He actually had everything, he was like some kind of young Alan Shearer.

“His enthusiasm was incredible. He loved football more than anything and had a smile on his face in every training session and game.”



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