Tottenham hero reveals why Arsenal opted not to sign him

Harry Kane has opened up about his time at Arsenal as a youngster, according to the Daily Express.

The Tottenham hero joined the Gunners at the age of eight, though was soon released at a young age.

Since then, the England star has gone on to become one of the most lethal strikers in the league – netting 31 times last year – and established himself as a White Hart Lane hero.

Kane, who notched in the North London derby last weekend, has revealed his size prevented him from progressing through the ranks with his now arch rivals.

‘I was only small at that age. I was small for my age. I was a late developer.’

His form at club level has seen him impose himself as a regular in Roy Hodgson’s Three Lions side, and he scored on his England debut last year against Lithuania.

‘As I got older and older, I grew up a bit, caught up to the rest of the players my age and it went from there, really.’

He joined Spurs at the age of eleven after spending some time with Watford, and only broke into the first-team at the back end of 2014. He had previously been loaned to Norwich, Millwall and Leicester.