Wayne Rooney believes Tottenham striker Harry Kane has one eye on breaking the Premier League record for assists, as well as becoming the league’s all-time top scorer.
Kane currently has 178 top-flight goals to his name, placing him fifth on the all-time list behind Alan Shearer, Rooney, Andrew Cole and Sergio Aguero.
Over the last couple of years, Kane has also started to pull the strings from a deeper position, creating chances for his teammates, and Rooney has backed him to register the most assists in the Premier League in the future.
‘He can play as a 9, he can play as a 10, he’s an incredible player,’ Rooney said of Kane on Sky Sports.
‘He wants to get the goalscoring record, I think he wants to get the assist record as well, and I think he’s capable of doing it.’
Fellow pundit Jamie Carragher suggested to Rooney that Kane may have started to drop into midfield in recent years due to not having the pace to run in behind anymore.
The former Manchester United forward sees things differently, though, and feels the England captain has made his own decision to alter his game.
Rooney went on to compare Kane’s play-making ability to Italian World Cup winner Francesco Totti.
‘He’s still a fairly young lad, I don’t think his speed will have gone.
‘I think he’s done that [dropped deeper] off his own back over the last couple of seasons.
‘It’s almost like Totti when Totti was at Roma. Roma used to play this way and Totti would come deep, and he had runners running beyond him.’
Kane has provided 20 Premier League assists since the start of the 2020/21 season, taking his overall tally to 40.
He still has some way to go to overhaul Ryan Giggs, though, who managed to deliver 162 assists.