Former Chelsea keeper: Kane almost joined Italian side

Date published: Monday 25th June 2018 7:44

Harry Kane almost joined Italian side Livorno on loan earlier in his Tottenham career.

Kane netted a World Cup hat-trick against Panama on Sunday to add yet another achievement to his unlikely ascent to the top of the footballing mountain.

The 24-year-old signed a new Tottenham contract recently after netting 41 goals in 48 games for the club this past season.

He has now scored 140 goals in 213 games – and 108 in 150 Premier League games – for the north London side.

But his sudden rise has masked a difficult development period where he was sent on loan to four different lower-league clubs.

He had separate forgettable spells at Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich and Leicester before breaking through at White Hart Lane.

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Marco Amelia, who is good friends with Livorno president Aldo Spinelli, says he almost joined the Serie B club too.

“In 2013, Harry Kane was very close to Livorno and Spinelli is still kicking himself now,” Amelia told Mediaset.

“It was the player at the time, still very young, who decided he wanted to stay in England.”

 


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