Sean Dyche reveals Burnley could have signed Tottenham and England superstar Harry Kane for £7million in 2014 but instead ended up with George Boyd and were relegated from the Premier League

Sean Dyche has revealed he could have signed Harry Kane at Burnley for just £7million in 2014.

The England captain had a number of loans before finally breaking through in north London, but he may have left the club permanently if Dyche had his way.

Kane finally got up and running in 2014 and hasn’t stopped since

Kane finally got up and running in 2014 and hasn’t stopped since

But Dyche revealed he could have made a huge different to Burnley

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But Dyche revealed he could have made a huge different to Burnley

An academy product at Spurs, Kane had loans at Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich and Leicester with his first team future looking in doubt during his early career.

However, in the 2014/15 season he finally took off, scoring 31 goals in 51 games in all competitions.

That could have been very different though, with Burnley making a call to White Hart Lane ahead of that campaign.

Speaking on Ben Foster’s podcast, Dyche said: “I phoned up about him and at the time, I think it was Tim Sherwood, immediately said £7m and we were in the market for like £3m.

“[He was] unproven, and you’re Burnley. I went to the board and they said ‘we can’t do that.’

“Now you might have even got, I don’t know, five plus add-ons but at the time we were looking at I think George Boyd [who would become Burnley’s] record signing at the time for like £3m, so we just couldn’t do it.”

Dyche was left a striker shot by the board’s call

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Dyche was left a striker shot by the board’s call


Attacking midfielder Boyd went on to score 12 goals in 123 games for the Clarets, earning two caps along the way for Scotland before retiring in 2021.

Despite a respectable career, it’s nothing compared to Kane, who’s currently on track to become Spurs and England’s all-time top scorer.

Burnley and Boyd were also relegated from the Premier League in their first season together, making the decision not to push the boat out for Kane look even more regrettable.

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