Former Tottenham Hotspur forward Garth Crooks has claimed that England international Harry Kane would be a worthy successor to Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, but is confident the German club don’t have the funds for him.

Kane, who is usually a slow starter to a new season, changed that in the current campaign, scoring two goals in their opening game win over Aston Villa. Spurs were trailing by one goal at the end of the first half, but two goals from Kane ensured they got all three points.

Crooks, who was with Spurs for five years, has claimed that Kane was capable of replacing Lewandowski at Bayern as he was as good as the Polish international.

Crooks told BBC Sport: “There is something of Robert Lewandowski about Kane and I wouldn't be in the least bit surprised if Bayern Munich were interested in the England captain replacing their scoring legend at some stage. Fortunately, I don't think they have the cash.

He also said he wasn’t sure playing Kane in the Champions League from the start was the right move, although he was understanding of why manager Mauricio Pochettino was forced to do that.

He said, “I was furious when Mauricio Pochettino played Harry Kane in the Champions League final but I understood why he did it. Leave your best player out of the biggest game in your club's history and you can kiss goodbye to that relationship.

“Pochettino was clearly investing in something further down the line and payback started against Aston Villa. I can't remember when I have seen two more beautifully-placed goals so gracefully stroked past a goalkeeper.”