Tottenham Have Found The Striker They Have Been Searching For…
Harry Edward Kane to be precise and whilst he won’t be our new manager, he has a very good chance of being a super star for us in the very near future.
The 6ft, just turned 18 year old forward from Walthamstow has all the attributes of the first class striker that we are dying out for. He is big and strong, can hold his own, has speed and certainly knows where the goal is. He is also intelligent and can drop a bit deeper and link up the play as well. I know from people who have seen him playing live (Stuart being one of them) that he is in the Wayne Rooney/Robbie Keane mould. This kid has scored goals at whatever level he has played.
Kane’s career started in the Tottenham youth system in 2008. He made 22 appearances for Tottenham U18s during the 2009–2010 season, scoring 18 goals.He was also named on the first-team bench on two occasions but didn’t get onto the pitch. He has played for the England Under17′s (3 appearances, 2 goals) and Under 19′s (5 appearances, 6 goals) already.
In the January transfer window he went on loan to League 1 side Leyton Orient and showed in the 18 appearances for them (9 starts and 9 substitute) just how classy he is. Many O’s fans were trying to get Barry Hearn to sign him permanently or get him back on loan for the upcoming campaign, as they hold him in such high regard. He scored 5 goals for them during his loan period.
Unfortunately for the Orient fans, Spurs hold him in a very high regard as well, as his biography on the official website says:
“Playing just behind a central striker, Harry made a huge impact during his first full season in our Academy, establishing himself as one of the most highly-rated young players at the club.”
Spurs’ Under-18 coach Alex Inglethorpe also stated on the club’s website after Harry got called up for England duty:
“It’s fantastic for the academy and Harry that he’s been recognised in this way. He’s a lovely lad, a terrific young player with a great work ethic and one who will keep on improving.”
Apparently he is also renowned for being a dead ball specialist as well and scored a fair few goals last season from them. Another string to the young man’s bow as he fights his way up the footballing ladder.
He has taken a very active part in our pre-season preparations, with playing, scoring and impressing at both Barnet and MK Dons as well as featuring in the match at Leyton Orient. They were all for a Spurs XI side.
Is Harry Kane ready for first team duties? Well it would be a massive risk but other 18 year old have done it in recent times and prospered. Will Spurs do it? Most certainly not. Mr Redknapp is not the sort to bring through young talent and take risks as he thinks too much of his reputation. I hope he gets a lot of opportunities this season but these will probably be mainly in the cups unless we get a whole host of injuries.
One thing for sure though, our gangster sounding striker is certainly a gem and what with Danny Rose, Kyle Walker, Tom Carroll and Andros Townsend the future is rosey at the Lane.
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