Harry Kane Transfer: Most memorable Spurs moments

Harry Kane
Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane celebrates scoring their side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London. Picture date: Saturday March 11, 2023. – Photo by Icon sport

At times it looked as though it might never happen, but talismanic centre-forward Harry Kane is finally on the verge of sealing a move away from Tottenham Hotspur.

The prolific England international is expected to jet off for new horizons in Germany later day to complete the paperwork on his £100m transfer to Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, where the chance to compete for big honours and prizes awaits.

Kane will leave behind a stunning legacy at boyhood club Tottenham and a spell heavily dusted with huge performances, moments of inspiration and 213 Premier League goals has ensured his legendary status in North London for eons to come.

We think Kane’s impending exit deserves a bit of melancholic nostalgia and below, we’ve taken a look at some of his most memorable moments in a Tottenham shirt.

Kane the North London Derby specialist

Many Spurs supporters will perhaps best remember Kane for his incredible goal-scoring prowess in North London Derbies against neighbours and rivals, Arsenal.

Kane, who was very briefly on Arsenal’s books as a youngster, found the net a staggering 14 times in just 17 appearances against the Gunners, the most recently of which came last season in Spurs’ 3-1 derby loss to their antagonists in October 2022.

Kane’s first Tottenham goal

Tottenham didn’t seem to put much importance on their Europa League campaign in 2011/12 and instead, chose to field scratch teams in the group stage they were eventually dumped out of.

However, the UEL did offer an 18-year-old Kane a platform to showcase his skills and the youngster scored his first ever Spurs goal against Irish outfit Shamrock Rovers in Dublin in December 2011.

Nobody could have guessed at just how many that fresh-faced centre-forward would go on to score for Tottenham, however.

One of the best derby goals ever scored

As we touched on earlier, Kane’s record in North London derbies was superb and arguably the best of his 14 goals was dispatched against the Gunners during the 2015/16 campaign.

With the score deadlocked at 1-1, Kane collected a Dele Alli pass out wide and with little immediate danger apparent, the forward cut inside and unleashed a stunning curling effort that crashed off the inside of the post and in from an inconceivably tough angle.

Quickest player to reach 20 Champions League goals

In 2019, Harry Kane achieved another remarkable milestone when he became the quickest player ever to hit 20 goals in the Champions League.

Kane bagged a brilliant brace against Olympiakos in the group stage of the competition to hit his record-breaking tally in what was only his 24th run out in the illustrious tournament.

If you want further evidence to highlight how insane an achievement that was, it might interest you to learn that it took Lionel Messi 40 games to hit 20 goals in the Champions League, while Cristiano Ronaldo needed 56 games to match that tally.

Multiple Golden Boots

Only Blackburn and Newcastle icon Alan Shearer has scored more Premier League goals than Harry Kane, though only former Arsenal flier Thierry Henry has collected more Golden Boots than the soon-to-be ex-Tottenham stalwart.

Kane landed the Premier League’s Golden Boot in 2015–16, 2016–17 and 2020–21, though if you want a melon-twisting piece of trivia then check this out. In Kane’s best two goalscoring seasons at Spurs, when he netted 30 league goals in 2017/18 and 2022/23, he failed to land the Golden Boot, losing out to Mohamed Salah and Erling Haaland respectively at the time.

Kane was also named in the Premier League Team of the Season on five separate occasions and he was honoured as the PFA Fans' Player of the Year in 2016/17.