While Spurs are being linked with multi million pound moves for teenage strikers, should we not be looking closer to home and maybe promote Harry Kane as our fourth striking option?
Kane isn’t eighteen until later this month and he spent a fair part of last season on loan to Orient where he scored 5 goals in 18 appearances for the club. While that isn’t a particularly prolific record, he has managed 8 goals in 8 games for England at under 17 and under 19 level and those are better stats than some overseas teenage strikers who are being linked with multi-million pound moves across Europe.
While it’s unlikely that Kane is ready to step up to the first team side and answer all of our goal scoring problems, the fourth striker role may be suited to a player of his age and experience. There isn’t a lot of game time involved as we saw with Robbie Keane last season and surely an 18-year old making his way in the game will be prone to less whingeing when he isn’t first on the team sheet every week.
Having said that, he could still make an impact off the bench and could be used in the Europa League. As a fourth striker, Harry Kane could be our best option and this is the ideal way to find out if he can make it on a long term basis at this level.