Free-scoring striker Harry Kane has been lined up to star for England at the Under-21 European Championships in the summer, but there are fears he could burn out having played so much football this season.
With 42 appearances to his name already, and an impressive tally of 26 goals, it is expected that the 21-year-old will be named in Roy Hodgson’s England squad later this week, meaning that he is well on the way to passing the 50-game mark this campaign.
While it is likely that Kane will win his first senior England cap prior to the summer, the youngster is keen on playing at the Under-21 Championships, and a report in the London Evening Standard has claimed that Kane will be granted added rest at the end of the season before linking up with his fellow Young Lions.
Spurs have a post-season trip to Australia planned at the end of May, and it is unlikely that he will be left out of the squad as he is one of the big names at Tottenham. A marketing exercise requires important figures for influence, and Kane is the current poster-boy of Mauricio Pochettino’s regime.
However, he is likely to miss two senior internationals in June, as the Under-21 team fly off to the Czech Republic, and the Standard report claims that he will be granted extra time off before linking up with his youth teammates to prevent a potential burn-out.
Although this may limit the success of the Under-21s in the summer, it is certainly great news for Spurs fans ahead of the new season.