HARRY KANE would have been a better signing for Chelsea than Romelu Lukaku, according to Craig Burley.
The Belgian striker has scored four goals in his first four games after a stunning £97.5million return to the Blues.
Kane was widely tipped to be leaving North London during the summerCredit: Getty
Lukaku has impressed since returning to Chelsea after failing to score in 12 appearances during his first spell with the BluesCredit: Getty
Thomas Tuchel’s side were rumoured to be interested in signing Kane during the summer, although the Chelsea boss admitted a move for the Spurs man was ‘never close.’
Burley, though, believes a move for the Three Lions skipper would have been a better option than Lukaku.
The former midfielder played over 100 times for the Blues, and told ESPN FC: “Chelsea apparently had some sort of discussions with Kane’s representatives, and possibly with Tottenham.
“Ultimately, I think Chelsea would have taken Harry Kane if the money had been right. I don’t think there is a doubt about that.
“[But] I don’t think they could meet the valuation that Daniel Levy set — like Manchester City, so they went for the other target, which is Romelu Lukaku.
“But in my opinion, Kane still would have been above Lukaku as a striker.”
The Spurs talisman has failed to score in each of Spurs’ three league games this season.
His two goals so far during the 2021/22 season came in the Europa Conference League against minnows Pacos de Ferreira.
And the 28-year-old will be desperate to break his Premier League duck as Chelsea are the visitors to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday.
In his pre-match press conference, the German said: “The two are very different.
“Romelu plays a bit higher up the pitch and is a bit more physical, while Harry Kane is someone who loves to drop into number 10 positions and pockets of space, to turn and assist.”
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