Harry Kane and Leyton Orient have announced a partnership arrangement that the Tottenham striker will fund the club giving him his first professional career. Like other English lower division teams, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, League Two side Orient has sustained major financial losses.
London’s east side was forced in April to place their entire play team on temporary leave, having only returned to the fourth tier of English football in 2019, after two years in the National League.
Kane, who had his first experience of loaning senior football in the Orient in 2010-11, is eager to help them recover and has given his assistance with a donation that will also support frontline workers amid the Covid-19 crisis. “We announce that Harry Kane has taken over our sponsorship line for the 2020/21 season, “the club said in a statement.
“The club is extremely proud of a first of its kind deal with the blessing of the Premier League, FA, and EFL.”
Harry agreed to help the club through such difficult times that gave him his first professional career, and he also donated the jersey sponsorship to the following three causes. Under the terms of the contract, Orient ‘s home jersey will carry a message of thanks to the frontline workers, while their away kit pays homage to Haven House Children’s Hospice and the mental wellbeing charity ‘s third Shirt to Mind. Ten percent of the proceeds from the jersey sale go to the good cause printed on the label.
“I was born and raised just a few miles away from the stadium so I’m very grateful to have the chance to bring something to the team that gave me my first professional career. “Kane told the team’s official website.