sport news Harry Kane threatening Cristiano Ronaldo's 10-year 40-strike record

Harry Kane is on the brink of becoming the first player to pass 40 goals in an English season since Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning 2007-08 campaign.

The Tottenham forward needs just five more to reach the goals landmark, and will be the first to do so in 10 years.

Ronaldo, now starring in Spain with , notched 42 goals in 49 matches in all competitions in what proved to be his penultimate term at .

Harry Kane, pictured on Thursday, could reach the 40-goal mark with Tottenham this season

Harry Kane, pictured on Thursday, could reach the 40-goal mark with Tottenham this season

Kane needs just five more to reach the goals landmark, and will be first to do so in 10 years

Kane needs just five more to reach the goals landmark, and will be first to do so in 10 years

HARRY KANE IN 17-18 

Appearances: 36

Minutes played: 3,008

Goals: 35

Mins per goal: 85.94

Assists:

And Kane's impressive tally of 35 strikes in 36 for the north Londoners means he could possibly reach the 40-goal mark by the end of this month. 

Spurs face Huddersfield, Juventus, Bournemouth and Swansea in March, and there's also no reason why he can't match or better Ronaldo's

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