Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Premier League

Burnley rejected chance to sign Spurs star Harry Kane for just £7MILLION in 2014 with board refusing to spend over £3m

, Burnley rejected chance to sign Spurs star Harry Kane for just £7MILLION in 2014 with board refusing to spend over £3m

BURNLEY turned down the chance to sign Harry Kane for £7million in 2014, former manager Sean Dyche has revealed.

The Clarets were in the market for a marquee signing following their return to the Premier League for the 2014-15 season.

Dyche wanted to sign Kane in the summer of 2014

Burnley were quoted £7m for the striker and the board wouldn’t sanction the move

Dyche was a big fan of Kane, who at the time, was just starting to make a name for himself at Tottenham.

The season prior, Kane had made ten Prem appearances, scoring three times.

And so when Dyche came calling after Kane, manager at the time, Tim Sherwood, quoted Burnley an astonishing £7m.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

However, Burnley’s board were unwilling to match the asking price and instead went after George Boyd of Hull and sealed a £3m transfer.

Dyche recalled to Fozcast – The Ben Foster Podcast: “I phoned up about him and at the time, I think it was Tim Sherwood, immediately said £7m and we were in the market for like 3.”

Newly retired Foster highlighted it was a high fee for a player with very little experience.

And Dyche responded: “Unproven, exactly, and you’re Burnley. 

“I went to the board and they said ‘we can’t do that.’

HOW TO GET FREE BETS ON FOOTBALL

“Now you might have even got, I don’t know, five plus add-ons but at the time we were looking at I think George Boyd – record signing at the time for like £3m so we just couldn’t do it.”

Dyche says he also used to scoff at the near questioning of Kane’s ability in the press.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

He added: “But Harry Kane I always thought he was an amazing player, still do now.

“You know when people questioned him in the press and that, I was going ‘you’ve got to be kidding me.’

“I said ‘let’s see at the end of the season’, and Harry gets another 20 [goals].

“Top pro as well. Top lad.”

Kane went on to score 31 goals across all competitions that season, 21 of those coming in the league.

Spurs recorded a fifth placed finish while Burnley were relegated back to the Championship.

Since the end of the 2014/15 season, Kane has scored an astonishing 165 Prem goals.

The 29-year-old is also the captain of England, helping the Three Lions reach the semi-finals of the World Cup in 2018 and the Euro 2020 final, where they played and lost to Italy.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

However, Kane is yet to pick up any silverware despite his mind-boggling goal-scoring record.

Dyche was sacked by Burnley last April after spending a decade at the club.

The Clarets sacked Dyche in an attempt to try new ideas and beat the drop.

But Burnley were unable to save themselves and were relegated to the second tier.

Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany is now in charge and Burnley sit fourth after 10 games played.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest

Formula 1

F1 legend Sir Frank Williams left £14.4million in his will, records reveal. The 79-year-old, who died last November, was founder of the Williams team...

Golf

Ex-GOLFER and social media star Paige Spiranac’s highly anticipated sexy calendar has been released, wowing fans in a skimpy black bikini on the front...

Premier League

ARSENAL star William Saliba was lined up by Barcelona for a transfer over the summer. Saliba, 21, has hit the ground running since breaking...

Boxing

CHRIS EUBANK JR has opened up on his self imposed sex bans and confirmed his two week pause prior to his fight with Conor...

Horse Racing

JUST FINE made history at Leicester as the first Royal winner since the death of The Queen. The four-year-old – aptly-trained by Her Majesty’s...

Premier League

JOHN OBI MIKEL claims snubbing Manchester United for Chelsea was the “best decision” he ever made. The Nigerian announced his retirement from football aged...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook