Report: Tottenham identified Harry Kane as future captain, years ago

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Harry Kane, future Tottenham captain?

It may not come as a surprise that Tottenham now have star striker Harry Kane earmarked as a future captain.

What is more remarkable the foresight shown by the club, with a report in The Mail claiming senior figures at Spurs earmarked the forward as a potential skipper 'years ago'.

Kane spent several years in the club's academy, with a number of spells out on loan at the likes of Millwall and Norwich City, as he attempted to make a name for himself.

His loans were not particularly headline grabbing, instead it was his performances with England's under-21 side which saw him make the biggest impression, before getting his chance in the first team for Tottenham and seizing it.

No player scored more goals in the Premier League in 2015 than Harry Kane, with his 27 goals being eight more than his nearest rival.

Tottenham's club captain is currently star goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who is unlikely to be going anywhere any time soon, but as an academy breakthrough player, Kane is an excellent choice to one day lead the team out in their new stadium.

Certainly the pair are far better options than Mauricio Pochettino's ill-fated early choice to name Younes Kaboul and Emmanuel Adebayor as captain and vice-captain in his first season at the club.

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