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15th Nov 2015

Harry Kane explains why he was rejected by Arsenal

Simon Lloyd

Since exploding on to the Premier League scene with Spurs last season, the fact that Harry Kane was on the books of Arsenal as a youngster has hardly been kept a secret.

Kane, who is now an established England international, trained with Tottenham’s fierce rivals for two years before he was released by the club.

Having recently scored against Arsenal in the North London Derby, Kane has now revealed the reason that the Gunners decided not to keep him.

Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City - Premier League

“It’s hard to tell at that age what the player is going to turn into,” Kane told the Telegraph. “I was only small at that age. I was small for my age. I was a late developer.”

Explaining how his release from Arsenal allowed him to sign for Tottenham, Kane physically caught his peers up.

“As I got older and older, I grew up a bit, caught up to the rest of the players my age and it went from there, really.”

How differently things might have been.