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Harry Kane offered NFL kicking lessons by Hall of Famer during coronavirus downtime

Tottenham and England star Harry Kane has spoken of his desire to become an NFL kicker – and Hall of Famer Morten Andersen believes now is the perfect opportunity to offer his assistance

Footballers have been left twiddling their thumbs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic suspending action around the globe.

But Tottenham star Harry Kane has been offered the chance to do something productive and start working towards his NFL dream.

Kane, a huge fan of the New England Patriots, has made headlines in the past after claiming he wants to become an NFL kicker once his football career winds down.

And NFL Hall of Fame kicker Morten Andersen, responsible for the second most points in NFL history, has stepped in to offer Kane the first steps on his journey to achieving his gridiron dream.

Andersen, ambassador for betting comparison site BonusCodeBets.co.uk, said: “Since Harry is housebound with nothing to do, I could send him my mental protocols and he could start visualising being an NFL kicker. An idle mind is the devil’s playground, so I could certainly help Harry with his mental aptitude.

“If he’s dreaming about taking the winning kick in a Super Bowl – which he says he wants to do – he needs to contact me. It doesn’t happen automatically, he needs to earn the right and I’d love to work with a talent such as Harry Kane.

“If I can take one of the best European footballers and transition him into the best American sport, I’d be really proud. 

“So the offer is still there if he wants to learn properly – and there’s no better moment than now when he has a lot of spare time!”

In March last year, Kane discussed the idea with ESPN’s Bruce Schoenfeld.

“That’s real,” he said.”Something that in 10 or 12 years I definitely want to try.

“It goes back to that drive to be the best. Even if I download a game on my phone, can I be the best in the world?

“If you play in the Premier League and the World Cup and you then play in the NFL, would you then be considered one of the greatest sportsmen ever?”

Kane could one day find himself kicking in Tottenham’s home with the stadium featuring a purpose-built NFL field and hosting regular season games.

The Jacksonville Jaguars will head to the UK for two home games in 2020 – although they will both take place at Wembley – and Andersen believes they are moving a step closer to a groundbreaking permanent move across the pond.

He said: “Playing twice in one season will be historic and it shows Shahid Khan’s ultimate intentions to move the Jaguars across the Atlantic. I know there is pushback over logistics to having a European franchise and pulling the fanbase away.

“You can’t go to 33 or 34 teams, so you need to take an existing franchise over. You’re taking away a small US market in Jacksonville and putting in a huge global market in London. It’s a great move and it should have been done a while ago – and unfortunately Jaguars fans are collateral damage in all of this.

“Jaguars fans don’t really support their team, they don’t sell out games because their product wasn’t great. In London, you have a brand new purpose built for NFL stadium in Tottenham and you know you would sell out with fans from all over Europe each game.

“A London franchise would attract good players – if I was still a player, I would be all in. Away trips would be such that you would be on the East coast and you could play in blocks meaning you could stay in the US for a period of time – so it wouldn’t be that difficult logistically.” 

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