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Saturday, September 1, 2012
Norwich City sprung a late transfer deadline day surprise when the Canaries announced that hotly-tipped Tottenham Hotspur youngster Harry Kane had moved to Carrow Road on loan for the rest of the season.
The England Under-19 striker had been predicted to figure in Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas’ plans this term, but with the London team signing Clint Dempsey from Fulham just before last night’s deadline, the young frontman was allowed to join the Canaries.
Kane scored seven goals in 19 starts while on loan at Milwall last season and also featured heavily in Tottenham’s Europa League campaign.
The announcement was made by the club just after 12.30am this morning, after it initially appeared the Canaries had not made any deadline day signings.
Norwich City boss Chris Hughton told the club’s official website: “I’m delighted to bring in someone of the quality of Harry. He is a very talented young player and has bags of potential.
“He enjoys scoring goals as he shown coming through the ranks at Spurs and during some good loan spells as well.”
Norwich City face Tottenham in the Barclays Premier League at White Hart Lane toda, but Kane will not be available to for the game, just two weeks after making his league debut for Andre Villas-Boas’ side as an 86th minute substitute away to Newcastle.
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.
The Walthamstow-born forward scored five times in 18 appearances during a loan stint at Leyton Orient in 2010-11 and netted 10 times in 27 games for Millwall last season, after joining on loan in January.
That led to him being named the Lions’ Young Player of the Year.
Kane becomes Norwich City’s ninth summer signing, joining Steven Whittaker, Jacob Butterfield, Michael Turner, Robert Snodgrass, Javier Garrido, Sebastien Bassong, Alex Tettey, and Mark Bunn in the Canaries’ ranks.