Revealed: The reason Harry Kane was rejected by Arsenal

Oli Fisher


Former Arsenal academy chief Liam Brady has revealed the reason that Harry Kane failed to make the grade with the Gunners.

Kane joined the Arsenal academy aged eight but was let go after just one season, and initially didn’t make it with Tottenham before they signed him aged 11.

After bagging his 100th Premier League goal for Spurs last week, Kane described Arsenal’s rejection as “the best thing that ever happened to me”.

He would come back to haunt them once again in Saturday’s north London derby, scoring the winner to make it seven goals in seven games against Arsene Wenger’s side.

“He was a bit chubby, he wasn’t very athletic but we made a mistake,” Brady told Corriere della Sera.

“But Tottenham sent him out on loan to lower-division clubs three or four times as well.

“But through his determination he has carved out an amazing career and he deserves it. He has a character that drives him to improve all the time.

“After Messi, Ronaldo and Lewandowski, there is Harry Kane. The statistics speak for themselves and he’s still only 24.”


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