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Revealed: The £7,200 Harry Kane statue that’s been hidden in storage for FIVE YEARS after TfL rejected having it on a train platform – and with council struggling to find a place for it

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The statue of England captain Harry Kane, commissioned five years ago, has been photographed for the first time.
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  • The statue – which remained in storage for years – has finally been photographed
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The statue of England captain Harry Kane, commissioned five years ago, has been photographed for the first time.

In honor of the Walthamstow-born striker, it was announced in 2019 that Waltham Forest Council ward councilors had agreed to erect a work of art in recognition of his exploits.

That year and in 2020, they allocated £7,200 to have a sculpture made of the Chingford-raised footballer.

However, his life-size figure seated on a bench was never revealed to the public and remained in storage for several years.

Now, on the images obtained by The big problemfans were treated to their first look at the statue.

The statue of England captain Harry Kane, commissioned five years ago, has been photographed for the first time.

The statue of England captain Harry Kane, commissioned five years ago, has been photographed for the first time.

Photos show how councilors had originally planned for the statue to be located inside a park.

Photos show how councilors had originally planned for the statue to be located inside a park.

Photos show how councilors had originally planned for the statue to be located inside a park.

Waltham Forest councilors struggled to find a suitable location for the Kane sculpture

Waltham Forest councilors struggled to find a suitable location for the Kane sculpture

Waltham Forest councilors struggled to find a suitable location for the Kane sculpture

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In full England kit, the Kane sculpture – which remains in storage – shows the Bayern Munich star sitting on a bench with a football on his lap.

Other photos published by The big problem showed how councilors planned to install it in Ridgeway Park – but it never came to fruition.

The statue was then planned to be installed on a platform at Chingford Overground station, but it was abandoned following a risk assessment carried out by Transport for London.

Emma Best, the Conservative councilor for Chingford’s Endlebury ward who approved the project, claimed they had spent “hours and hours” trying to find a place for the artwork.

A spokesperson for Kane, 30, said they were “really excited” about the statue and hope it will be unveiled “in the coming months”.

“Especially with Harry being England and Tottenham’s all-time top scorer. This is what he deserves,” the spokesperson said.

“The location of the statue is really important to us and, as Emma said, we have a few issues at the moment, but when we get there we’ll be happy to go.”

In a statement to Mail Sport, a Waltham Forest Council spokesperson said: “Community ward funding projects are suggested by residents and approved by ward councilors, who lead communications around ward funding opportunities and carrying out projects or events that receive funding.

“Each year, clear guidelines are given on what can and cannot receive Community Neighborhood funding, based on the relevant theme.

“All ward councilors must unanimously approve projects to receive community ward funding. Advisors must follow the guidance provided to them, which is reviewed annually.

A close-up of the statue shows the resemblance between the sculpture and the English star

A close-up of the statue shows the resemblance between the sculpture and the English star

A close-up of the statue shows the resemblance between the sculpture and the English star

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1711025909 95 Revealed The 7200 Harry Kane statue thats been hidden in

A spokesperson for Kane insisted they were “really excited” about the statue and its unveiling.

Kane was seen reporting for England duty on Tuesday afternoon, as the England captain continues to deal with an ankle injury.

During Bayern Munich’s 5-2 win at Darmstadt on Saturday, the Three Lions captain was injured after hitting the goal post during the match.

Two days later, the 30-year-old had a scan on his ankle and has since joined his international team-mates at St George’s Park.

England will play friendlies against Brazil and Belgium, before warm-up matches against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iceland in June, but it is not yet clear what Kane’s involvement will be.

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