Bournemouth boss Howe says he tried to sign Tottenham's Harry Kane several times

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Eddie Howe is a big fan of Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane.

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe says he tried to sign Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane a number of times during his short managerial reign at Burnley, The Sun report.

The England international striker has burst onto the scene these past 12 months, scoring 21 Premier League goals last season and winning the club’s Player of the Year award.

However, prior to last season’s success, Kane was predominantly a loan target for a number of Football League sides as he enjoyed spells at Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich City and Leicester City.

Speaking ahead of his side's clash with Spurs on Sunday, Cherries boss Howe told reporters that he has always admired the striker and tried to bring him in during his time at Burnley.

“I’ve watched him for a long time now and he always impressed me. I tried to bring him in several times [at Burnley] and tended to miss out. Someone like that I really admire,” Howe said.

“I watched him a lot coming through the ranks at Tottenham and I remember him playing for Millwall against my Burnley side and he was outstanding.””

“It is pleasing to see him doing well in the Premier League. He’s done it the hard way and deserves all the success."

The importance of Harry Kane:

Despite not scoring as freely as last season, Harry Kane’s importance to Tottenham Hotspur still remains the same as he’s such a key player even when not finding the back of the net.

In recent weeks, the injury to Heung-Min Son has left Spurs with only one true recognised striker in Kane. If he picks up an injury, Mauricio Pochettino is going have a real dilemma on his hands.

The 22-year-old has scored just once in nine Premier League matches so far this season, yet with an average of 3.6 shots, it’s surely only a matter of time before he goes on another great run.

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