Round 10 years in the past, Tottenham Hotspur had two younger strikers on their books who seemed destined for the highest. One was Harry Kane and the opposite was Cameron Lancaster.
The previous has gone on to grow to be one of many high Premier League strikers of his era in addition to England captain, whereas the latter at the moment plies his commerce in America’s second tier with Louisville Metropolis.
So the place did it go mistaken for Lancaster, who was seemingly forward of Kane within the pecking order throughout his time with Spurs’ academy?
After a goalless spell with Dagenham and Redbridge in League One, the teenage ahead returned to White Hart Lane and would make his Premier League debut within the 2011/12 season.
He skilled frequently with the primary workforce, alongside high skills corresponding to Gareth Bale and Luka Modric, and there appeared to be little that will cease Lancaster from making it within the huge time.
Would Lancaster have been nearly as good as Kane?
Kane must anticipate the next season for his Premier League debut, having frolicked within the Championship with Millwall and League One with Leyton Orient, which means that Lancaster was rated increased than Kane on the time.
Sadly for Lancaster, that will show to be his solely look in a Spurs shirt. The striker was coaching with the primary workforce below Andre Villas-Boas when he picked up a horrible groin damage which dominated him out for greater than a 12 months.
Not lengthy after making his return to health, Lancaster would injure his ACL, which might spell the top of his probabilities of making it at Spurs, and he was launched on the finish of his contract.
After a quick, unsuccessful spell at Stevenage, Lancaster made the transfer to America and has loved a very good profession with Louisville Metropolis, notching 77 targets in 144 appearances for the Jap Convention facet.
Whereas it’s not possible to say if he would have had nearly as good a profession as Kane has had at Spurs, with Jimmy Greaves’ goalscoring document comfortably throughout the 29-year-old’s sights, there isn’t any doubt that accidents ruined any probability that Lancaster had of constructing it on the north London membership.