Harry Kane has revealed the incredible story that led to him signing for Tottenham as a youngster – which was sparked by scoring a hat-trick against the club.
Having been released by Arsenal in 2002, the 26-year-old was given a six-week trial at Spurs, but the North London outfit didn’t opted against signing the 11-year-old striker.
Kane didn’t explain exactly why he wasn’t wanted by Tottenham, but he opens up on a intriguing story in youth team football all those years back.
He’s gone on to enjoy an incredible career for Spurs, scoring 181 goals in 278 matches in all competitions and is the club’s current all-time top Premier League and European goalscorer, but it could have been so different if a young Kane didn’t bag that treble against Tottenham.
In a Q&A live on Instagram with former Spurs man Jamie Redknapp, Kane said: “I went on trial at Tottenham for six weeks, and at the end of the six weeks they said we are not going to sign you.
“So I went to Watford on trial and played against Tottenham, at Middleton House, and I scored a hat-trick played for Watford against Tottenham and that night the head of Academy called my dad and said, we want to sign Harry.
“I think we made the right choice in the end and since then, the rest is history.”
You can see the full conversation between Kane and Redknapp by going to the latter’s Instagram and re-watching the live feed.