Harry Kane will take over the armband at Tottenham if Hugo Lloris is stripped of the captaincy following his drink-driving arrest.
The World Cup-winning goalkeeper, 31, was arrested at 2.2am in London on Friday after being caught driving after a boozy night out – and spent seven hours in a police cell.
Kane, who captained England in Russia this summer, would be the ready made replacement if boss Mauricio Pochettino gives Lloris the axe.
The Frenchman is hugely popular in the dressing room and insiders said he was the last player they ever thought would get int trouble.
Lloris has “wholeheartedly” apologised for the incident saying it was “completely unacceptable”.
“I wish to apologise wholeheartedly to my family, the club, my team-mates, the manager and all of the supporters,” he said.
“I take full responsibility for my actions and it is not the example I wish to set.”
Spurs said in a statement: “The club takes matters such as this extremely seriously and it will be dealt with internally.”
Kane is already vice-captain of the North London club and could lead them out at Old Trafford for Monday’s game with Manchester United.