Former Arsenal player Nico Yennaris has explained that Harry Kane was released from the Gunners academy as a youngster because he was behind Benik Afobe in the pecking order at the youth system
Both Yennaris and Kane were both teammates in Arsenal’s Under-9 team some years ago
Nico Yennaris explained that Harry Kane’s chances were at a premium as the club were focused on developing former striker Afobe.
“It’s amazing to see where Harry Kane has gone and what he’s gone on to do,” Yennaris told the Mirror. “But you never know and it’s about getting an opportunity and grabbing it with both hands. That’s what he did and he’s never looked back.
“To be fair, when they let him go, we were so young so nobody knew where we would end up and how far we could really go. At my age group, for a lot of the time, it was more about Benik Afobe because he was the main man in our team at the time.”