According to Mundo Deportivo, Harry Kane has been identified as one of the four potential candidates to replace Luis Suarez at Barcelona. The Spanish giants are keen to sign a new forward following the fitness struggles of their current Uruguayan star. Kane, in that regard, has been listed in their four-man shortlist and it won’t be surprising to see a move being made next summer.

Kane is one of the top three strikers in the world

Kane is arguably one of top three strikers in the world along with Luis Suarez and Robert Lewandowski. The Tottenham Hotspur star has enjoyed immense success during his ongoing spell in north London. As a matter of fact, Kane has netted 130 Premier League goals in 189 games, which makes him the 13th highest scorer in English football.

The Tottenham youth product is the current highest goal scorer for his club, having netted considerably more than legends like Teddy Sheringham and Robbie Keane as well as Jermaine Defoe. In 2017, he also broke Alan Shearer’s record of scoring most goals in a calendar year by plundering a whopping 39 goals.

Moreover, Kane has shone for his country as well, notably scoring six goals in last year’s FIFA World Cup. His contributions in front of goal were crucial as England surprised everyone to reach the semi-final of the coveted competition. The 26-year-old has won 41 caps for the Three Lions, during which he has found the back of the net 26 times.

Is Kane a viable option for Barcelona?

Kane is arguably the best option available for Barcelona in their bid to replace Luis Suarez. As iterated earlier, the England international is one of the best in the business, and at the age of 26, he could be a smart long-term investment for the Blaugrana.

But most importantly, it is his style of play that suits well with Barca’s game. Indeed, Kane is someone who likes to work his way around the final third and link-up with teammates. The presence of players like Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann, in that regard, should be useful.

Alternatively, the 26-year-old can also create scoring opportunities for himself or test the goalkeeper from a distance – traits that could add another dimension to the Barcelona attack that often look clueless against a well-disciplined defensive system.

To that end, Kane’s physical, aerial and shooting prowess makes him an ideal target for Barcelona. However, he is likely to cost a fortune as Spurs are unlikely to let go of their homegrown star that easily.

Jack O’Brien

A 22 y/o football nerd seeking my way into football writing. I love Irish football and also the Premier League. A huge Arsenal fan! Aside from writing, I like to spend my time fishing and drinking beer.