Report: Why Harry Kane may have to wait for his England call-up

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The Tottenham Hotspur striker may not make it into Roy Hodgson's squad until next season.

Tottenham forward Harry Kane may have to wait until next season for his England call-up, according to the Daily Mirror.

The reason, however, is not through any lack of faith in the 21-year-old Spurs striker - but rather his importance to the England Under-21 side.

Roy Hodgson is said to consider Kane more than good enough for an international call-up, although he is also said to be in agreement with Under-21 boss Gareth Southgate that the Tottenham forward will be needed in the Under-21 European Championships this summer.

That could delay the Spurs striker's full England call-up until next season, the Mirror suggest.

“We have watched [Kane] for a while and I worked with him briefly in the Under-21s when I filled in for one game," Hodgson said of the young forward recently.

“Harry has come on in leaps and bounds and I’m not surprised because I know Tim Sherwood and Les Ferdinand very well. They have worked with him at Tottenham and they always believed in him as a goalscorer."

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