Tottenham striker Harry Kane is reportedly set to give his side a major boost for the end of the season by returning well ahead of schedule.
The 23-year-old suffered ankle ligament damage last month, and was expected to be sidelined until the end of this month with the north London derby tipped as being a possible comeback date.
However, as reported by The Sun, he could return as soon as next weekend when Spurs take on Bournemouth on April 15 which will be music to the ears of Mauricio Pochettino.
Naturally, there is likely to be caution shown in that Tottenham will be desperate to avoid seeing Kane suffer a setback and so the medical staff will monitor his progress over the coming days to ensure that he is ready to feature again.
Kane has scored 24 goals so far this season and has been crucial to Tottenham’s pursuit of silverware. While it looked as though the Premier League title race was effectively over with Chelsea looking dominant, their loss to Crystal Palace coupled with their win over Burnley last weekend has reduced the gap to seven points.
In turn, while it’s still a significant lead and it will take something surprising to see Chelsea surrender their advantage, Spurs will be buoyed by having Kane back to fire them on and continue to put pressure on their London rivals until the final game of the season.
Prior to picking up the injury in the FA Cup win over Millwall, the England international had scored 14 goals in 13 games, and it looks as though upcoming games with Swansea City and Watford will come too soon for him.
However, provided he comes back against Bournemouth, that will see him available for selection for the FA Cup semi-final clash with Chelsea a week later, as well as the last north London derby at White Hart Lane against Arsenal on April 30.