Where does Harry Kane rank among Europe’s strikers? Have your say…
He may have just paid a club-record fee to sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid, but Antonio Conte has revealed his dream striker belongs to Chelsea’s rivals Tottenham – Harry Kane.
The 23-year-old was the top scorer in the Premier League last season with 29 goals, and Conte cannot see weaknesses in any part of his game.
“If I had to buy one striker I would go for Kane,” the Blues boss said. “He’s a complete player. He’s one of the top strikers in the world. If you go to buy Kane now it would be at least £100m.”
The England international hit 29 goals in 30 league appearances last term, but how does this compare to his counterparts across the continent?
Europe’s top league scorers 16/17
Conte says he would plump for Kane, but if you were in charge of the purse strings, would Kane get your vote?
The likes of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Antoine Griezmann are among Europe’s top attacking talent but for the purposes of this vote, we’ve listed the men – outright No. 9s and attacking forwards – who scored 25 or more league goals last season. All that’s left is for you to decide who ranks where using the interactive tool below!
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
Ronaldo recorded his lowest-ever goals tally in La Liga last season, finding the net 25 times.
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Messi’s 37-goal haul saw him finish top of the La Liga scoring charts.
Luis Suarez (Barcelona)
Finished runners-up behind Messi with 29 La Liga goals.
Harry Kane (Spurs)
Topped the Premier League scoring charts for the second year running with 29 goals.
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern)
Finished the season a goal shy of Aubameyang with 30 goals for Bayern.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Dortmund)
The Gabon international led the way in Germany with 31 goals for Borussia Dortmund.
Romelu Lukaku (Man Utd)
Lukaku’s final season at Everton yielded 25 Premier League goals.
Edinson Cavani (PSG)
The Uruguayan finished top scorer in Ligue 1 with 35 goals.
Dries Mertens (Napoli)
Only Edin Dzeko scored more Serie A goals than the Belgian’s 28 last term.
Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal)
Arsenal’s club-record signing scored 28 goals in his final season at Lyon.
Andrea Belotti (Torino)
Scored 26 goals in Serie A last term, eight more than he had managed over the last two seasons.
Edin Dzeko (Roma)
The former Man City striker topped the Serie A scoring charts with 29 goals for the Giallorossi.
Bas Dost (Sporting)
The Dutchman hit a remarkable 34 goals in his first season in Lisbon.
Anthony Modeste (Koln)
The Frenchman hit 25 goals in his final Bundesliga season before moving to China.