Harry Kane may be honoured with a civic reception in Limerick after the World Cup
He's coming home?
With both the World Cup and Golden Boot in his sights, England hero Harry Kane might be in line for an even more prestigious honour - a civic reception in Limerick.
According to the Limerick Leader, the Three Lions captain may be invited to the city based on his previously unearthed family links to Caherconlish, where his grandmother was born, and Caherline, where his cousins currently reside.
Newly-elected Mayor of Limerick James Collins is keen to welcome Kane after England's campaign draws to a close.
“It’s something we have done in the past for other famous sports stars who have links to Limerick. But you never know, if England win the World Cup, he will be in high demand," Collins told the Leader.
Discussing Kane's Irish roots, Collins described him as "another great example of a descendant of Irish people who have left many years ago, who have risen to the top of their field."
“It’s another great example of a descendent of Irish people who have left many years ago, who have risen to the top of their field,” Mayor Collins said.
Collins intends to outline official proposals for a reception with his fellow councillors in the near future.
Any resulting event would have to be agreed upon by Limerick City and County councillors at a specific monthly meeting, with the next one slotted in for 23 July.
Before that, England will learn their World Cup fate. Next up is Sweden at 3pm on Saturday.
On Friday afternoon, France became the first team to reach the semi-finals following a comfortable 2-0 win over Uruguay that featured a Loris Karius-esque howler from opposition goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.