Bournemouth defender Charlie Daniels says he knew Harry Kane was special at Leyton Orient

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The then teenage striker had a good spell at Brisbane Road.

Harry Kane has again been fantastic for Tottenham Hotspur this season. The striker, who had a slow start to the season, has scored 30 goals in 54 games for club and country this season and is firmly established as one of the Premier League’s finest strikers.

Like many a Tottenham youngster he had to first forge his career out on loan. He spent time with Leicester City, Norwich City, Millwall and, firstly, with Leyton Orient.

He was just 17-years-old at the time and impressed at Brisbane Road – including catching the eye of a former Tottenham youth player.

Charlie Daniels, now with Bournemouth, spent time with Tottenham as a youngster and signed pro forms in 2005.

He never made it at the club and joined Orient permanently in 2009, where he played alongside Kane.

Talking to Sky Sports News HQ (21/04/2016) today Daniels spoke of how it was clear that Kane has the ability to become a special player even back then:

“He was only 17 at the time. He actually settled in really quickly. He scored a couple of really crucial goals. I remember one, we were playing Huddersfield away, he come off the bench with ten minutes to go and he popped up with a great header.

“From that moment I think we all knew there was going to be something special about him.

“I think he epitomises the whole team. His work-rate and the way he brings other players into play. He’s a Spurs lad as well, he’s grown up through the ranks and he just loves the club and he’s going to hopefully score a lot more goals.”

The performances of the Tottenham star this season have certainly been impressive and he has come a long way from scoring five goals in 18 games for Orient.

But that certainly helped forge the career he is now building for himself, a career that looks like being massively beneficial to Tottenham Hotspur’s future.

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