A MOSSLEY boy has taken a step towards his dream of becoming a professional footballer by signing for Premier League club Burnley.
Goalkeeper Kane Mavrantziotis-Bove, 14, has agreed a contract to the end of the season after impressing on trial.
“Kane went on an eight-week trial, but they offered him a contract after only one week,” explained proud mum Victoria.
She also revealed Wolves and Wigan Athletic also showed considerable interest in signing the Mossley Hollins High School student, but Kane was impressed with the set up at Turf Moor.
Kane, who went to Milton St John’s, could also be making his international debut soon after attending a couple of training camps.
In fact, Kane qualifies to play for four countries, England, Wales, Greece and Italy through his parents Victoria and Lee and grandparents.
Kane, who lives in Bottom Mossley, began his playing days for the Under-8s at Curzon Ashton where he quickly began to get noticed.
His parents turned down approaches from scouts as in those early days they wanted him to play for fun with his friends.
Kane late had two seasons at Bury before their expulsion from the English Football League.
Victoria added Kane’s next goals is to get a scholarship at Burnley and represent Wales who are hoping to compete soon in a couple of tournaments, Covid-19 permitting.
Manchester City fan Kane said their Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson is his hero.
“Like Ederson, Kane is good with his feet and like a defence and sometimes you find him on the halfway line. He is also very vocal,” explained Victoria.