England striker Harry Kane is keen to pursue a kicking career in the NFL once his football days are over .
The Tottenham star told ESPN in an interview on Wednesday that he believes his dead ball ability could translate to success as an NFL placekicker one day.
“ That’ s real , ” Kane told ESPN of his NFL ambitions . “ Something that in 10 or 12 years I definitely want to try. ”
Kane is a huge NFL fan and has forged a friendship with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady via social media in recent years, stating that he has drawn inspiration from the six – time Super Bowl winner ’ s career .
Kane said his desire to attempt to break into the NFL as a kicker was linked to his competitive drive .
“ It goes back to that drive to be the best , ” he told ESPN .
“ 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 , 25, would be well into his 30s by the time he attempted to break into the NFL .
However , NFL kickers regularly play deep into their 30s and early 40s in a position which requires them to be on the field for just a few seconds per game .
Kane meanwhile said Brady ’ s career path — where he was an unfancied late draft pick who would become the greatest quarterback in history — had inspired him in his own career .
“ Not many people thought he ’ d become that good , or even play in the NFL , and he went on to become the best ever , ” said Kane .
“ At the time , it gave me a real boost to say , look , anything is possible .
If you have that self -belief and that drive and that hunger , you can do it . ”