This past season was a disappointing one for Tottenham, albeit another fruitful one for star forward Harry Kane. Spurs struggled to an eighth-place finish in the Premier League, while Kane racked up 30 goals to tie a career-high in league play.
Kane remains one of the world’s best, but is also a little under two months shy of 30. An interview with Hall of Fame defensive end Michael Strahan on Good Morning America Wednesday saw Kane reiterate a surprising post-career ambition: coming to the United States and kicking in the NFL.
“It’s something I definitely want to explore,” Kane said. “It’d be a lot of hard work. I’m not expecting to rock up and just start kicking field goals. It’d be a lot of hard work, but it’s something I’d love to do.”
A soccer player kicking in the NFL is not without precedent. Hall of Fame kicker Morten Andersen came up through Denmark's national team system. Brothers Chris and Matt Bahr spent time in the old North American Soccer League in the 1970s.
However, a world-class player such as Kane making the switch would be something else entirely.
“I’ve been following (the NFL) for about 10 years now, and I love it,” Kane said. “I’d love to give it a go.”