'He oozes class' - Spurs Exclusive: Phillips in awe of Kane after unique deal announced
Kevin Phillips has hailed Harry Kane after the Tottenham striker agreed to sponsor his former club Leyton Orient’s shirts next season.
The former Sunderland and Aston Villa striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed the gesture from the 26-year-old “oozes class” and is testament to the person he is.
Kane announced in mid-May that he would sponsor the League Two side’s shirts amid the coronavirus pandemic to help support the club and three charities of his choice.
— Harry Kane (@HKane) May 14, 2020
The home shirt will don a thank you message to frontline workers, the away shirt sporting Haven House Children’s Hospice’s logo and the third kit showing mental health charity Mind’s logo.
The club will donate 10% of all shirt sales to the charities aforementioned organisations.
When asked by Football Insider for his reaction to the news, Phillips said: “It just shows the class of the striker.
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“He was on loan there at the beginning of his career. He enjoyed his spell there and he scored goals.
“I am not saying every player should go back and help their old clubs out but it is a great gesture from a player that oozes class.
“The way he plays the game and the way he conducts himself, for me, just oozes class and just sums Harry Kane up.”
Kane scored 5 goals in 18 games for Orient, the club at which he gained his first professional start.
The club’s chief executive Danny Macklin, as quoted by Sky, said: “Thank you, Harry, for your amazing support and generosity – you are a true role model for the modern game.”
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