Harry Kane’s training display stopped Arsenal from making a signing

Harry Kane once played so well he actually put Arsenal off making a signing.

The Tottenham striker, who graduated from the club's academy, is now Spurs captain and has scored an impressive 200 goals in 300 appearances.

At 27, he's also gone on to earn 49 England caps and bag 32 goals to go with them.

And it seems as though he's been giving defenders nightmares ever since he started playing.

According to former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp, Kane's performance in a 2011 behind closed doors fixture against Birmingham put off Arsenal scouts from making a signing.

Representatives from the Gunners were at the Tottenham training ground to watch Scott Dann – who they had plans to sign.

But after Kane netted four goals they were completely put off.

"I remember playing against Birmingham in a reserve game, and I got a phone call from Steve Rowley, who was the head of recruitment at Arsenal, with Pat Rice; they wanted to watch the game," Redknapp told talkSPORT.

"They said, ‘Harry, can we come to your training ground? We’re signing Scott Dann, he’s had a little bit of an injury and we want to check on his fitness’.

"Scott Dann is a good player, but Harry Kane played against him that day, scored four goals, and they didn’t sign Scott Dann."

That same year Dann moved to Blackburn where he made 106 appearances before earning a Premier League move to Crystal Palace.

The centre-back has played 169 times for the Eagles in eight seasons. A penny for his thoughts every time he faces kane.

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