In 2015, English soccer star Harry Kane acknowledged that he wished to aim taking part in as a kicker within the NFL sooner or later sooner or later. His latest remarks on the topic verify that his intentions on that entrance stay the identical.
“It’s one thing I wish to undoubtedly discover,” Kane stated throughout an look on Good Morning America (video link). “I do know it’ll be a number of arduous work. I’m not anticipating to only stroll up and begin kicking area objectives. It is going to be a number of apply, a number of arduous work however, yeah, it’s one thing I’d like to do. The NFL is one thing I’ve been following for about 10 years now, and I find it irresistible. So, would love to provide it a go.”
Kane has been with English Premier League membership Tottenham Hotspur since 2012, and has loved appreciable particular person success throughout his profession. He ranks second all time in Premier League objectives, and has led the league in scoring 3 times. A mainstay in worldwide competitors, Kane’s 55 objectives place him first in England’s historical past.
The 29-year-old has made it clear that any hypothetical transfer to the NFL would solely come after his soccer profession has ended. Given his age and manufacturing, it must be a number of years till he reaches that time, although just one season stays on his present contract.
Except for the plain obstacles to his objective changing into actuality, funds might symbolize an element dissuading him from making a critical dedication to the NFL.
Kane has earned 10.4M British kilos (practically $13M) in annual wage since 2018, a far larger whole than any NFL kicker has ever made. 5 gamers on the place at the moment common $5M or extra per season, whereas Justin Tucker is the league’s solely $6M-per-year kicker.
Kane would thus be in line for a signficant step down in compensation (relative to the place it at the moment stands, not less than) if or when he had been to finish his present profession in favor of an NFL gig.
Gamers with backgrounds in different sports activities (significantly rugby and Australian guidelines soccer) have had NFL careers, however Kane would face a substantial problem in making an attempt to develop right into a constant sufficient kicker to stay within the league for any notable size of time.
Doing so is clearly a part of his long-term agenda, although, so his actions taken after his soccer profession ends shall be price watching.