Wayne Rooney thinks Harry Kane wants to break Premier League assists record

‘I think he wants to get the assists record too!’: Wayne Rooney claims Harry Kane is looking for another Premier League milestone as he hails Tottenham talisman as an ‘incredible player’ and compares him to World Cup winner Francesco Totti

  • Harry Kane has started going deeper in recent seasons to create opportunities
  • Wayne Rooney thinks he wants the all-time record for Premier League assists
  • Rooney compared his playmaking ability to Italian icon Francesco Totti

Wayne Rooney believes Tottenham striker Harry Kane intends to break the Premier League assists record and become the league’s all-time leading goalscorer.

Kane currently has 178 top flight goals to his name, putting him fifth on the all-time list behind Alan Shearer, Rooney, Andrew Cole and Sergio Aguero.

Over the past two years, Kane has also started pulling 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 going forward.

Harry Kane started creating goals and scoring them in the last two seasons

Wayne Rooney thinks Kane wants to break Premier League assists record

Wayne Rooney thinks Kane wants to break Premier League assists record

“He can play 9s, he can play 10s, he’s an amazing player,” Rooney said of Kane on Sky Sports.

“He wants to get the goalscoring record, I think he also wants to get the assists record, and I think he’s capable of doing that.”

Fellow pundit Jamie Carragher suggested to Rooney that Kane may have started to fall into midfield in recent years because he no longer had the pace to run behind.

The former Manchester United striker sees things differently and believes the England captain has made his own decision to change his game.

Rooney compared Kane's passing ability to Italian World Cup winner Francesco Totti

Rooney compared Kane’s passing ability to Italian World Cup winner Francesco Totti

Rooney then compared Kane’s playing ability to Italian World Cup winner Francesco Totti.

“He’s still a pretty young boy, I don’t think his speed will have diminished.

‘I think he did that [dropped deeper] on his own back for the past two seasons.

“It’s almost like Totti when Totti was at Roma. Roma used to play that way and Totti would come in deep, and he had runners who passed him.

Kane has provided 20 Premier League assists since the start of the 2020/21 season, taking his tally to 40.

He still has some way to go to overhaul Ryan Giggs, who managed to deliver 162 assists.

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Helen L. Cuellar