Ridgeway Rovers chairman Ian Marshall has said that kids at the club adore Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.
England Under-21 international Kane has established himself as one of the best young players in the Premier League this campaign.
After starting the season as Spurs’ third-choice striker, the 21-year-old is now one of the first names on the teamsheet.
In 16 Premier League appearances so far this season, Kane has scored seven goals and created 12 chances, while having a pass accuracy of 76% and a shot accuracy of 53%.
Kane took his first steps in football at Ridgeway, whose chairman has now described how popular he is among the youngsters there now, adding that Tottenham did not sign him initially.
“I think Harry was picked up at the age of eight or nine but he was forever coming back,” Marshall told The Guardian.
“He went to Arsenal and they let him go, he had a trial at Spurs and they didn’t sign him, then went to Watford where he scored a few goals before eventually signing for Spurs.
“The rest is history but he was with us in between. Most of the kids are well aware that he played here. One of them tweeted the other day that ‘Harry Kane was one of our own.’”
Arsenal not having faith in Kane when he was younger has been well documented, and it now appears that Tottenham did not fancy him initially either.
Kane’s progress seems to be one that is built on determination. Little wonder that he works hard on the pitch all the time…