By Will Butcher
Harry Kane is set to return to Tottenham training on Monday as he steps up his rehabilitation from an ankle injury, according to Mauricio Pochettino.
The talismanic striker ruptured ankle ligaments almost a month ago against Premier League strugglers Sunderland and is now set to make his first appearance on the training ground since the injury.
However, Tottenham manager Pochettino explained that Spurs’ Champions League clash against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday night was too soon for Kane.
“Hopefully as soon as possible we can recover him, and the team will get stronger,” Pochettino told the Guardian.
“The Champions League game on Tuesday is too soon for him but maybe Monday he will start to train on the pitch.”
The return of goal machine Kane will be a huge boost to the Premier League title challengers, as Dutchman Vincent Janssen continues to find that elusive first league goal. K
There is a growing possibility that Kane, 23, could return on Saturday against Bournemouth.
With Jansson stuttering, September Player of the Month Son Heung-Min has stepped up for Spurs with five goals in all competitions in just seven league and cup encounters.
But without an authentic centre forward fit and firing, Spurs needed a late goal from Dele Alli to secure a 1-1 draw against West Brom on Saturday.
A win for Spurs against Leverkusen on Tuesday night will see Pochettino’s side move to the top of Group E, if Monaco slip up against CSKA Moscow.
In other Tottenham team news, this reliable journalist has given a worrying update over the availability of Toby Alderweireld.