Arsenal have long been made to rue their decision to release Harry Kane from their academy at young age.
The striker has been in quite sublime form for Tottenham Hotspur over the course of recent years and he has been a constant thorn in Arsenal’s side. He has netted seven goals in seven North London derby matches since his emergence with Spurs and has established himself as one of the league’s best strikers.
Many have been left puzzled as to why Arsenal did go ahead and dismiss Kane during his earlier days, but former academy director Liam Brady has revealed that the decision was made because of the striker’s build.
Speaking to Italian media, as quoted by talkSPORT, Brady reasoned the club’s decision to release him based on the opinion that he was “chubby”.
He was a bit chubby. He wasn’t very athletic, but we made a mistake.
Tottenham sent him out on loan to lower-division clubs three or four times as well. But through his determination he has carved out an amazing career and he deserves it. He has a character that drives him to improve all the time.
Kane popped up to hurt Arsenal once again recently, as Tottenham won against the Gunners at Wembley on Saturday thanks to a header from the England international.