Ex-head coach claims Kane nearly signed for German second-division side

Nico Schafer has claimed that Harry Kane almost signed for Union Berlin on loan back in 2012, who were then playing in the German second division.

Schafer claims that he thought Kane was the perfect striker to bring to the club due to his strength in the air and ability to go down and win fouls.

However, the former Union Berlin head coach revealed that the Tottenham player preferred to stay in England despite the German club’s good relationship with British teams.

It proved to be a masterstroke for Kane as he went on to debut for his boyhood club soon after in the 2012/13 season, before heading out on loan to Norwich City.

Although he never set the pitch on fire during any of his loan spells, Kane was eventually handed a chance in the Spurs first-team and virtually made himself undroppable from that moment onwards.

Spurs Web Opinion:

I think that Kane certainly made the right decision by staying in England and getting used to the British game. However, I do love stories like this. The what could have been is interesting to think about.

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