Kane reveals Spurs initially rejected him after trial – How he changed their mind age 11

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Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane is now undoubtedly one of the very best strikers in world football, but he did not always seem as if he was destined for greatness.

Surprisingly, Kane was a part of the Arsenal academy before he ever joined up with the Lilywhites, training with the Gunners between 2001 and 2002.

However, Arsenal released a young Harry and he rejoined his old club of Ridgeway Rovers for another couple of years.

The youngster continued to trial with other London clubs, including Tottenham. However, the England captain has now revealed that Spurs initially rejected him.

After a six-week trial, Tottenham were left unconvinced by an 11-year-old Kane, until he then joined up with Watford for another trial period.

During that trial with the Hornets, Kane came up against none other than Tottenham Hotspur, netting a hat-trick past the Lilywhites.

The Head of the Academy then phoned Harry’s dad that very same night and the rest, they say, is history.

Kane revealed this story yesterday in an Instagram live interview with Sky Sports’ Jamie Redknapp: “I went to Arsenal academy when I was six or seven. That was my first taste.

“I was there for two years, and then they (Arsenal) released me. I went back playing for Ridgeway Rovers, my Sunday league club, and Tottenham picked me up when I was 11.

“It was a six-week trial and they said that they weren’t going to sign me. I went to Watford on a trial, and we played Tottenham in a game.

“I scored a hat-trick, and that night the head of academy phoned my dad and said they wanted to sign me.

“It was a difficult decision, but I think I made the right choice in the end. I wasn’t the best player in that team, I wasn’t physically strong. At 15 I started to really develop, then at 16, 17 years of age I started to train with the first team and went from there. (Quoted by Daily Mail).

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