Carragher reveals first player he would pick in Premier League

Date published: Tuesday 12th September 2017 12:34 - Matthew Briggs

Jamie Carragher has revealed the Premier League player he would sign first if he had the opportunity.

Although he admits Harry Kane may not be the best player in the top flight, he told Monday Night Football the Tottenham man would be his first pick if he could sign any Premier League player.

The England man blasted his 100th Tottenham goal in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Everton before increasing his tally to 101 in just 169 appearances.

The 24-year-old has Alan Shearer’s record of 260 Premier League goals in his sights and Carragher says he is “guarantees 25 goals every season”.

“He may not be the best player in the Premier League, though he wouldn’t be far off. He’d be in the top bracket,” Carragher told Sky Sports.

“But if I was a manager and I could pick one player from the Premier League in my team, I’d pick Harry Kane because I think he’s an absolute guarantee every season of 25 goals.

“Over a four or five year period he’ll be getting another hundred and he looks very strong mentally.

“He looks as if the only thing he focuses on is football and he doesn’t get involved in any other nonsense.

“He’s in the top class.”

Former England boss Sam Allardyce, who briefly worked with Kane during his time as Three Lions manager, joined Carragher praising the forward, who he believes will soon be considered “world class”.

“As a goalscorer he’s getting into the world-class area,” Allardyce said.

“He’s continued to consistently score goals from every type of goal you look for.

“Not only that, his hold-up play outside the box has improved tremendously. It looks like his upper body has got stronger. He can hold off defenders now and take the physical side of it.

“His movement and his working off Dele Alli is a great partnership. It’s like they are instinctive together now.

“He really has come on an awful lot in his all-round game, not just his goals.”

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