The England global , who had numerous loan spells before forcing his way into the first-team, was tipped by fans and pundits alike to replicate last season’s stunning form in Spurs’ opening games of the 2015-16 campaign.
Vertonghen backed Kane to turn his fortunes around and believes it is only a matter of time for the 22-year-old.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane would score at least 20 goals a season at Arsenal were he signed to replace Theo Walcott or Olivier Giroud, according to ex-Gunner Paul Merson.
“He has just been a bit unlucky”. The England worldwide has not scored a club goal this term but Merson would like to see him at the focal point of the north Londoners’ attack.
Spurs have won their past three fixtures, against Sunderland, Qarabag and Crystal Palace, and now turn their attention to Arsene Wenger’s men in their Capital One Cup third-round tie.
“I don’t think Kane is a one-season wonder at all, he’s another top player and if you offered me him for Giroud or Walcott I’d take him for sure”, he told Sky Sports. “The pleasing thing is that he is still getting in goalscoring positions and, if he continues to do that, I have no doubt the goals will come”.
A second-half goal from Son Heung-min was enough to give Spurs just their second win of the league season and Vertonghen said he was excited about what the future held.
“We played well at the start of the season but we weren’t that focused at the end of the games.” he admitted.
“It looks very good for the future”.