Harry Kane misses Tottenham’s training for the second day
wantaway striker, Harry Kane has failed to show up at Tottenham‘s training ground
for the second day in a row but is expected to return this weekend.
Spurs are choosing not to comment, but are understood to be aware of the star
striker’s plans. But they remain unimpressed by their player’s actions and could
consider issuing a heavy fine.
At the end of June, Manchester City made a £100m bid for last season’s Premier
League Golden Boot winner. Kane is valued at upwards of £120m
Manchester City is Kane’s preferred destination, but Chelsea and Manchester United
also, retain an interest in the England captain, and missing both sessions is a sign of
his desperation to force through a transfer.
Tottenham was braced for Kane’s stance to extend into at least a second day on
Monday night, feeling it would be perceived as a mini victory for the club if
the striker was to make an immediate return in what is fast becoming the transfer
story of the summer.
Sources indicated the situation was fluid as to when Kane might return.
The 28-year-old, whose absence is likely to cost him a fine, has already
communicated his wish to leave Spurs and is planning to reiterate that decision to
the club in a meeting this week.
How those talks develop is likely to be the key to when Kane might return to training.
The striker is also adamant he has a gentleman’s agreement that he can leave the
club this summer.
But his latest move has only strengthened Spurs chairman Daniel Levy’s
determination to hang on to Kane.
Tottenham was tight-lipped on Monday over a situation that is overshadowing their
pre-season preparations, though an insider said: ‘This absolutely changes nothing.’
Kane still has three years left on his deal and there are no clauses in that contract
that improve his prospects of getting out of Spurs.