“Sorry son, you’re not made to become a professional player and we are letting you go…” is a phrase that is heard many times around the world to budding youngsters having aimed so high but yet have not gotten anything to show for it…
In walked a young Harry Kane, only 8 years old and has just bagged himself a one year deal, but with who: The Arsenal.
With a lack of matches played and his one year deal expiring, Arsenal’s youth coaches assessed the situation and came to a decision, not to renew his deal and let him go. In walked an eight year old boy full of life and out walked a nine-year old without gaining a contract extension. After this, he had a brief spell with Watford.
He was soon snapped up by Tottenham who saw the potential in him when he was 11.
Since arriving at Spurs, Harry had numerous loan spells. He has accumulated a total of 56 appearances and 14 goals with Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich City and Leicester City. His time however with Norwich City only lasted 3 games due to him suffering a broken metatarsal bone. This happened during a League Cup game against Doncaster Rovers. His rehabilitation took place with Tottenham and he later returned to Norwich in December. Kane came back to Tottenham however because Spurs struggled to sign a striker in the January transfer window.
Kane has also played internationally at various levels for England from the Under 17’s to the Under 21’s and his goal scoring record is impressive. He has 17 goals in 30 games at all levels. For the England U21’s he has 8 goals in 10 games in what even the best of aspiring youngsters can find difficult to match.
This season, he has lit up the Premier League and Europa League with a bang! He is currently the top Europa League goal scorer and top goal scorer in the EPL with 19 to his name. Impressively he now has 29 in all competitions this season.
Mr. Roy Hodgson has now come calling and has picked Kane for the England senior squad for the European Championship group qualifying game against Lithuania and the friendly against Italy on the 27th. March and the 31st. March respectively.
As a Tottenham fan’s favourite, will they continue to sing to him that he’s one of their own? Will he continue to impress for the remainder of this season giving football pundits difficulty finding more superlatives to describe him with? Will he mark his senior England call up with a goal? Just some of the many questions still on the ‘tip of our tongues’ that can only, with time, be answered by Harry Kane.