The England captain has been linked with a move to Manchester City this summer, having told Spurs at the top of last season that he wanted to go away
Harry Kane’s England teammates reportedly believe that he could attempt to force an exit from Tottenham.
Kane made it clear to the Spurs hierarchy in May that he wanted out, and Manchester City appears to be the frontrunners – perhaps the sole runners – for the England captain‘s signature.
However, City has already had a bid worth a minimum of £100 million turned down, and new Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo appears adamant that Kane goes nowhere. “Harry is our player, period,” the Portuguese told a news conference on Friday.
According to the Mirror, though, there’s a way among Kane’s England teammates that he could refuse to return for pre-season training following a post-Euro 2020 break.
It would seem extremely out of character for Kane to travel rogue, but if he truly does see his future elsewhere then wouldn’t it be the foremost surprising thing within the world?
Spurs have thus far stood firm in their determination to stay hold of their star man, but can they really afford any longer off-field drama after their almost comically protracted look for a replacement manager and therefore the fallout from the failed European Super League plot (remember that?)?
Add to that the very fact that this is often a time of transition for Spurs, who are going to be without elite European football next season – a campaign within the inaugural Europa Conference League awaits – and a move away won’t exactly become less enticing for last season’s Premier League Golden Boot winner.