Swindon Town boss reveals club almost signed Tottenham Hotspur hero Harry Kane last season

Mark Cooper told local press at Swindon Link Sport that the club nearly snapped up Kane last season.

This season has seen Harry Kane become one of the Premier League's most devastating strikers. In all competitions he has scored 26 goals in 41 appearances this season for the North London side and his form looks to have secured him a place in the upcoming England squad.

Of course, it all seemed to be going in another direction a little over a year ago. Kane was struggling to enforce himself on the Tottenham first-team and was not looking like fulfilling his potential.

Perhaps this is what almost led him to a loan spell at League One side Swindon Town.

Their boss Mark Cooper has held a webchat with Sam Morshead of Swindon Link Sport this afternoon, in which he revealed almost getting the player on loan last season.

He stated:

"During 2013/14 we almost got Harry Kane. At the last minute he chose another route. This season, there hasn't been one that I can think of off the top of my head."

Swindon and Tottenham have a good relationship, with the likes of Ryan Mason, Alex Pritchard and Massimo Luongo all top talents to have spent time on loan at The County Ground.

But Kane would have topped the lot had he made the move.

Instead, Andre Villas-Boas was sacked by Spurs and Tim Sherwood came along, giving Kane much more of a handle in the first-team. Mauricio Pochettino, a manager who believes in developing young players, followed and Kane is now hoping to write his name into Tottenham folklore.

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