Video: Tottenham hero Harry Kane signs autographs for Italian fans in Florence

Defence - Spurs v Chelsea

Tottenham hero Harry Kane is making friends in Italy.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane may have been unheard of outside England a year ago but now he is a player whose reputation is putting fear into the opposition.

The forward has scored 24 goals in all competitions this season, numbers alone which garner him respect across the continent.

Spurs flew out to Italy yesterday, and a small group of fans spotted Kane outside the team hotel and made sure to request an autograph, with the exchange captured on video by Fiorentina.it.

The level of the striker's involvement against the Serie A side is yet to be determined, with the England under-21 ace sitting out the first leg. Roberto Soldado came in and scored Tottenham's goal, and there is reason for Mauricio Pochettino to consider a repeat.

Spurs face Chelsea just days later in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley, with the Blues rested up since last Saturday.

Kane scored a brace against them at White Hart Lane earlier this year and hit the woodwork in the defeat at Stamford Bridge, and keeping him fresh is a priority which Tottenham have to balance against their ambition to go further in the Europa League.

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