Sean Dyche reveals Burnley missed out on £7m deal for Harry Kane

Harry Kane
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Sean Dyche has revealed that he wanted to bring Harry Kane to Burnley when the striker was yet to establish himself in the Tottenham first-team.

Kane certainly did not set the world alight during his loan spells away from Tottenham as a youngster and few would have predicted at the time that the striker would go on to become the kind of superstar we see today.

Dyche has now revealed that he called then interim Spurs head coach Tim Sherwood to ask about Kane in 2014 but was quoted a price of £7m for the striker.

He said that Burnley, who were in the Championship at the time, could not afford to pay more than £3m for the Tottenham man, which is why the deal didn’t go ahead.

Watch what the former Clarets boss said about Burnely’s pursuit of Kane on The Ben Foster Podcast below:

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It is fair to say that not a lot of Spurs fans would have even batted an eyelid at the time if Tottenham had indeed sold Kane to Burnley for a cut-price fee as the striker did not look anywhere near good enough for the first-team.

The England captain’s progress since then is a testament to the fact that young players progress at different speeds and a lesson on why we should not write off players until they are at least 22 or 23 years of age.

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