Harry Kane: I can learn a lot from Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente
A deadline day signing from Swansea City, the 32-year-old – who scored 15 goals in 33 Premier League appearances last season – is expected to fill the void left by Vincent Janssen and act as back-up to the England international.
However, Kane is of the opinion that his game can improve by working alongside the ex-Sevilla, Juventus and Athletic Bilbao centre-forward.
“Fernando has been a fantastic addition,” Kane said ahead of Spurs’ Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund.
“He’s a guy I can learn a lot from. He won the World Cup, Euros, Serie A and more. It’s a learning curve for me.”
Having suffered a fractured arm – sustained while cycling during the summer – Llorente is yet to feature for either the Swans or Spurs this season but was on the bench in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park.
Kane netted a brace in that game – notching his 100th & 101st goals for the Lilywhites – and is widely regarded as one of the best centre-forwards in English football after winning the Premier League Golden Boot two years in a row.
One of the main difference between the two players is that Llorente is considered more of a target man. That opens up the possibility of Mauricio Pochettino deploying the pair in a front two with Kane capitalising on his flick ons.