Harry Kane has rewarded Tottenham for their faith in him with match-winning interventions in successive outings since inking a five-year deal on the 14th August.
Yet the youngster’s season could be set for greater heights still if the bwin trading room wise owls are right in their reasoning.
They’ve priced up Kane at just 2/5 to make his England debut before June 1 2015, with the nay-sayers 17/10 underdogs in the battle for prescience.
Well known to FA insiders at youth level, there are two main reasons, apart from the 21-year-old’s qualities on the pitch, that might explain why he’s so short.
The first is the amount of other English number nines that remain relevant on the international scene in the future.
While he may previously been considered a number ten by less fastidious fans, Kane was considered a potential centre-forward as long ago as 2012 by Andre Villas-Boas.
Looking down the Premier League scoring charts last term, beyond Daniel Sturridge, Rickie Lambert was the only other Anglo line-leader to bag double figures.
Fairy tale though the Scouser’s rise to World Cup squad member may have been, it’s difficult to see the former Southampton man featuring at Euro 2016 due to his advancing years, necessitating a focus on the future.
Danny Welbeck and Dwight Gayle were the next most-prolific Three Lions-eligible central strikers on nine and seven hits respectively in 2013/14.
Yet one is seldom trusted to start as a number nine for his club and the other goes by the name of Welbeck.
As such, for Kane, who has already mustered 12 strikes in 25 age-group internationals, catching Roy Hodgson’s eye is almost unavoidable given he seems to be a big part of his club manager’s plans.
Especially when it’s considered that England have no fewer than seven international matches in the diary, three of which are friendlies, in which to earn his first cap before the cut off point for the wager in question.