The new candidate that has emerged to take the Tottenham captaincy

Tottenham Hotspur should consider allowing Harry Kane to wear the armband next season.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is emerging as a potential candidate to take the captaincy off Younes Kaboul at the end of the season.

Kaboul is still officially Spurs captain, despite his future at White Hart Lane looking increasingly bleak, and Mauricio Pochettino will surely be looking to reallocate the armband when the campaign finishes.

At the moment Hugo Lloris is in possession of it, but Kane's performances of late have thrust him into contention to be the team's leader.

The 21-year-old striker may be inexperienced, but he is already leading by example - with his performances setting the tone for his teammates.

Kane has grown in stature as the season has progressed, with every goal he scores seemingly raising the hype around his talents.

This could have been too much for many youngsters to take, but Kane has always remained grounded and he certainly seems to have the capabilities to be a very good captain.

After Spurs' most recent fixture against West Ham United, Kane could be seen walking around the pitch barking at his teammates to "never give up" after he netted a late equaliser.

It was an indication of just how highly he is regarded by his colleagues nowadays and showed that he can be a leader for the side.

Kane typifies what Spurs fans want from their players - he works hard, stays humble and has ample quality.

He also is an example to other members of the squad, with his deep-rooted passion for the club very obvious.

With Pochettino wanting youngsters to come through at White Hart Lane, giving Kane the armband would give their academy products a clear role model to look up to at the North London club and the Argentine boss must be considering making Kane the side's official leader this summer.

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