Kane will be a natural replacement for Higuain, Maradona insists
Napoli will sell top goal scorer Gonzalo Higuain in the off-season, according to their former star Diego Maradona.
Higuain has scored 30 Serie A goals this season, 14 more than next-best Paulo Dybala, helping second-placed Napoli push for the league title.
However, their 1-0 loss to Roma on Monday saw their chances evaporate, with Juventus clinching a fifth-straight Scudetto with three rounds left to play.
Despite his goalscoring exploits in 2015-16, Maradona believes Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis will sell the Argentina international striker.
“I know De Laurentiis, and I think he will sell Higuain,” Maradona told Piuenne TV.
“[Higuain] gave his best to Napoli, I don’t think he can repeat this kind of form. We already saw it happen with [Ezequiel] Lavezzi.
“With the money he will earn, he will have to build a great team.”
As for who he believes should be Higuain’s replacement, Maradona pinpointed the Premier League’s top-scorer.
“It’s not easy to replace Higuain, if it was up to me, I would choose Tottenham’s [Harry] Kane,” he said.
“I don’t know how much he costs, but I would sign him.”
• Culled from Soccerway.com
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