Former Tottenham Hostpur and Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has lavished praise on Spurs striker Harry Kane, saying that the 21-year-old has been the best footballer in the league so far this season.

Kane has been in scintillating form for Spurs so far this season, scoring 24 goals in 37 appearances, including a dramatic last minute penalty to salvage a draw against London rivals West Ham in their 2-2 draw at the weekend.

His performances have garnered talk of a call-up to the England squad for their Euro 2016 qualifying game against Lithuania on 27 March, and Redknapp was full of admiration for the youngster.

"For me, if I had to vote today for the footballer of the year, Harry Kane would top my list on what's happened so far," Redknapp said.

"Forget whether he's a big name or whether he's a world superstar, no-one's achieved in my opinion more than what Harry Kane has achieved at Tottenham," he added.

Spurs face Chelsea in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley on Sunday (1 March), the first time the two sides have met since Kane scored two goals in a 5-3 win against the Blues on New Year's Day.