37. Harry KANE
PUBLISHED: 16:57 18 September 2012
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Norwich City agreed an August deadline day deal with Tottenham Hotspur to bring England Under-19 striker Harry Kane to Carrow Road on a season-long loan.
Born: Chingford (28 July, 1993)
Height: 6ft, 2in.
Weight: 10st, 3lbs.
Date signed: 31 August, 2012
Signed from: Tottenham Hotspur
Contract: Season-long loan
City debut: v West Ham H (15 September, 2012)
Former clubs: Tottenham Hotspur, Leyton Orient (loan), Millwall (loan)
International honours: England U19 (19 caps, 6 goals)
Tottenham (2009-12) 3 starts, plus 4 as sub, 1 goal.
Leyton Orient (loan, 11) 9 starts, plus 9 as sub, 5 goals.
Millwall (loan, 12) 24 starts, plus 3 as sub, 9 goals.
Total: 36 starts, plus 16 as sub, 15 goals.
Kane became City manager Chris Hughton’s ninth and final summer signing in a last-minute deal as the transfer window closed.
The forward has had successful loan spells with Leyton Orient and Millwall over the past two seasons, and made his Spurs debut in a UEFA Europa League play-off game against Hearts in August 2011.
The 19-year-old won many admirers during his loan with Orient, finding the net five times in 18 appearances during the second half of the 2010/11 season.
He then joined Millwall on loan in January 2012 and scored a further nine times in 27 games as he struck up a fruitful partnership with Andy Keogh, helping to secure the side’s Championship status and winning the club’s Young Player of the Year award in the process.
Kane rose to prominence in the 2009-10 season, firing in 18 goals in just 22 games for Tottenham’s Under-18s, and subsequently went on to represent England at both Under-17 and 19 levels.
He was a key part of England’s march to the UEFA U19 European Championship semi-finals in the summer, and netted the winning goal in a crucial 2-1 victory over France to ensure his side advanced from the group stages.