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17 goals this season: Spurs have a “special” 16 y/o who could be England’s next Kane

Spurs have an amazing goal machine lying in wait for a senior opportunity.

At Tottenham Hotspur, Harry Kane’s legacy surpasses that of any player who came before him.

At Spurs, a few have received trophies. A few have amassed an enormous goal total. Some have produced very unique moments.

Though he never took home a trophy during his time in north London, Kane will unquestionably be remembered as the greatest player the team has ever had.

With 17 goals in his first 11 Bundesliga games for Bayern Munich, the striker left with little bitterness this summer to pursue other opportunities.

Even a goal from within his half has been scored. Naturally, there has been. This is a wonder at scoring goals.

Fortunately, the Lilywhites haven’t missed their star forward. Despite back-to-back defeats, Ange Postecoglou’s men are still in an unlikely title fight. Kane hasn’t necessarily been forgotten but it’s proven they are not just a one-man band.

Harry Kane’s record at Tottenham

Before moving to Germany, Kane became the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, departing the English capital with

an incredible 278 goals from 430 games played.

This athlete scored more than 20 goals in a single season nine times in a row. He even scored more than 30 goals in five of those periods, with his greatest total occurring in 2017–18.

Kane scored 41 goals in all competitions during that incredible season, with 30 of those goals occurring in the Premier League. What a waste of a one-season marvel.

It seems like he too reserved his best for the big occasion. The England international scored 14 goals in North London derbies. Throughout his career, the 30-year-old has only scored more goals versus Everton (16) and Leicester (20).

Harry Kane’s favourite opponents
Opponent Goals scored
#1 Leicester 20 in 20 games
#2 Everton 16 in 17 games
#3 Arsenal 14 in 19 games
#4 Southampton 12 in 20 games
#5 West Ham & Crystal Palace 11 (22 & 20 games)
#6 Newcastle 10 in 17 games
Stats via Transfermarkt.

Finding a goal-scoring commodity as good as Kane again will be a tough ask, but there is one young sensation in the academy who’s starting to make all the right noises.

Tottenham’s best young striker

Back in June, Spurs were able to tie down the future of budding striker Mikey Moore. Aged 15 at the time this was a piece of business that for obvious reasons didn’t spark flames.

The forward has been improving this season, so it was a wise choice for him to make that move and turn off interest from elite teams.

Moore, who is 16 years old, has just made two appearances for the U21s, but has already earned his Spurs debut.

The youngster is particularly good for the U18s, having scored eight goals in only seven games this season. Kane has more than lived up to this brutal streak thus far in his career.

It won’t be long until he plays up a level or perhaps gets a look in at first-team level, as described as a “special talent” by the Secret Scout, a reliable source that specializes in child scouting.

There is a genuine confidence that Spurs have the next Kane inside their ranks, but a lot has to happen before then. It could also make people at the FA pay attention as they search for England’s next big goal scorer in the upcoming ten years.

Moore may be that person, and he’s already making an impact internationally. In fact, he has scored 17 goals this term when looking at his performance on the international scene. The attention has been drawn to England U17s’ recent hat-trick against Croatia, which increases the number of strikes against the Faroe Islands and Norway in 2023–2024.

Mikey Moore’s style of play

It would be unreasonable to pile such high pressure on the attacker but the following words from journalist Dave Hynter suggest that Tottenham have one of the best young talents in the country at their disposal.

Hynter wrote: “The Under-17 Premier League Cup final against Nottingham Forest in April was streamed on the club’s TV channel and a large viewership saw Moore score twice in a 5-1 win. The first a mazy dribble and finish. He does this a lot. ​​​​​​


Although Moore possesses many other strengths, his ability to sprint at opponents and glide by them as if they are not there truly quickens the heartbeat. Moore, who is 15 years old, would make his Spurs under-21 debut later that month, making history as the youngest player to represent the team at that level in recent times.”

Moore, then, isn’t only about netting goals, much like Kane. Not everyone have the natural talent to outperform rivals and do quality work as well.

A guy that is headed straight for the Kane role has a great career ahead of him.

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