Starlet striker to exit the club despite receiving praise for training ground efforts.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed that young striker Harry Kane is likely to exit the club on loan despite being “excellent in training”, Sky Sports reports.
The 20-year-old currently faces stiff competition to get into the starting line up with the likes of Roberto Soldado, Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor all in his way.
Kane bagged a hat-trick for England’s Under-21 side in a 4-0 win over San Marino earlier this month – and has previously spent time on loan with clubs like Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich and Leicester.
And though he has not seen anywhere near as much action as he would have liked this season, Villas-Boas has confirmed that he does still have a future at the club but will have to spend some more time away from the club in order to continue his development.
“At the moment what I’ve been speaking to Harry about is that we are studying the possibility of him going out on loan as well – but we are happy for him to try to compete for his place, and so is he,” he said.
“We have lots of options up front and he understands that, but he is happy to continue to push for his place. He has been given that opportunity because he has been excellent in training, so we believe a lot in his future.
“We can’t have a loan situation that does not work for him, like the ones that we have had before. That’s why we have been very cautious with his next step, and we have not been in a rush in that situation.
Kane has made just one start this season in the Capital One Cup clash against Aston Villa, but has managed just three substitute appearances in the league.