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Jermain Defoe absolutely gushed about Harry Kane


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Harry Kane has been a big talking point today, even on this transfer deadline day. That's what happens when you have 20 goals and sign a new contract.

So when Sky Sports News got the chance to interview Jermaine Defoe at the Sunderland training ground, primarily to ask what it's like being a player on deadline day, they had to throw in a question about Kane's new deal. And Defoe could not have had more great things to say.

"Congratulations to him on his contract. It's well deserved. Harry loves scoring goals, he loves the club, he's a local boy and I'm sure he and his family are delighted.

"It's not surprised me with the amount of goals he's scored, though. When I was at Tottenham I saw a young kid come through. I remember when he played in the reserves and I'd say to him 'Harry, how many goals have you scored?' He always scored two or three goals in the reserves every game.

"If you've got a young kid scoring three or four goals every game in the reserves, at some point he's got to get a chance. Training with the first team, he was scoring goals easy. He's a natural goalscorer.

"Now he's got 20 goals already at this stage of the season. That's unbelievable. It's the hardest thing to do, score goals, and for a young lad to come in and score that many goals already, it's amazing.

"It's massive [to get a new contract] and I'm sure he'll kick on.

"The Chelsea game was unbelievable. Against two top centre-halves in John Terry and Gary Cahill, he managed to score two goals that night. You've got to perform in the Premier League - the hardest league to score goals - and he's doing that week-in, week-out against top teams."

The only way you could love Kane more than Defoe does is to be me and just swoon all over the place.