Perhaps Arsenal fans should treat Tottenham’s Harry Kane a bit better, it appears the 21-year-old saved them from signing Crystal Palace defender Scott Dann according to the Metro.
Another man who isn’t the most popular at the Emirates revealed the news.
Former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp claims that the potential England debutant tore the then Birmingham centre-back apart in an Under 21’s match in 2011, scoring four goals, and the Arsenal scout watching events then decided this was enough to rule out a move for Dann.
Redknapp said: “I remember one story – it’s a true story – we had a reserve game at the training ground. We played Birmingham and I think Arsenal were looking at Scott Dann that day. Their chief scout, Pat Rowley, came over with Pat Rice to watch the game.
“I think they were very close to signing Scott Dann from Birmingham. He’d come back from injury and they asked if they could come to our training ground and watch a private training game, and I said: ‘Yeah, no problem’. Harry Kane played up front and he absolutely murdered him and I think he got four goals that day.”