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Spurs ace Kane: I was all set to sign for Watford...

Harry Kane admits he was almost rejected by Tottenham as a junior player.

The 26-year-old - now one of the most prolific strikers in the club's history - revealed how Tottenham initially turned him away as a youngster before proving to them that he had what it takes.

"I went to Arsenal academy when I was six or seven. That was my first taste," Kane said in a social media Q&A.

"I was there for two years, and then they (Arsenal) released me. I went back playing for Ridgeway Rovers, my Sunday league club, and Tottenham picked me up when I was 11.

"It was a six-week trial and they said that they weren't going to sign me. I went to Watford on a trial, and we played Tottenham in a game.

"I scored a hat-trick, and that night the head of academy phoned my dad and said they wanted to sign me.

"It was a difficult decision, but I think I made the right choice in the end. I wasn't the best player in that team, I wasn't physically strong. At 15 I started to really develop, then at 16, 17 years of age I started to train with the first team and went from there."

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