Kane in Spain? The Premier League aces who could thrive abroad
Dave Burin | 15 October 2018
Ramos has been singing Spurs star’s praises
Ahead of England’s clash with Spain tonight in the UEFA Nations League, Spanish ace Sergio Ramos has been full of praise for Harry Kane.
Ramos listed the Tottenham Hotspur ace as a player who could thrive in La Liga, telling media: “[Kane] is a physically fantastic striker, but also technically he surprises you.”
In light of those comments, the Coral News Team look at Kane and two more English aces who could thrive abroad…
Harry Kane – La Liga
There’s little doubt that La Liga has a few more weak defences than the Premier League. And Kane could absolutely rack up the goals at one of the Spanish heavyweights.
He’d certainly get the service at a club like Real Madrid or Barcelona. Both clubs have struggled a bit this season at killing off games against La Liga’s more limited, but well-organised sides.
Breaking down stubborn sides is Kane’s bread and butter. He netted two or more goals against a raft of teams last season, including Huddersfield Town, Burnley, Stoke City and Southampton – to name just a few.
Throw in the fact he’s starred in major Champions League fixtures, and grabbed the Golden Boot at last summer’s World Cup, and Kane looks an ideal fit for one of Spain’s top sides.
Jack Wilshere – Serie A
The ravages of injury have curtailed any pace that Wilshere has. That’s a pretty huge hurdle to overcome in the Prem, but would be far less of an issue in Serie A.
After all, this is a league where the likes of Andrea Pirlo and Daniele De Rossi have been amongst the star midfielders beyond their 35th birthday.
With his tenacious tackling, intelligent reading of the game and smart range of passing, Wilshere could fit the narrow central-midfield trio played by the likes of AC Milan.
Unsurprisingly, the 26-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Italy. If his injury problems and lack of gametime persist at West Ham United, that could happen sooner rather than later.
Phil Foden – Eredivisie / Bundesliga
More and more talented young British players are trying their luck in Germany and the Netherlands in recent years.
Jadon Sancho impressed enough on the wing at Borussia Dortmund to get his first England cap, while Mason Mount built his reputation on loan at Vitesse Arnheim.
A lively, attack-minded player with an eye for goal, Foden has still found gametime difficult to come by at Manchester City this season. He’s managed just 31 minutes of Premier League football thus far.
Either the Bundesliga or Eredivisie would fit Foden’s adventurous style of play, and a loan move could be exactly what he needs before becoming a regular at the Etihad.
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