Harry Kane: ‘I am staying at Tottenham this summer time’

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Harry Kane has confirmed he’s staying at Tottenham Hotspur, ending Manchester City‘s long-running pursuit of the England captain.

The 28-year-old informed Spurs of his desire to leave in May and regardless of Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola confirming the Premier League champions’ curiosity in signing Kane, an settlement couldn’t be reached between the 2 golf equipment.

Kane made his first look of the season in Sunday’s 1-0 win at Wolves however Metropolis have been nonetheless anticipated to make one closing push to signal him earlier than the switch deadline passes on Aug. 31.

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“It was unimaginable to see the reception from the Spurs followers on Sunday and to learn a number of the messages of help I’ve had in the previous couple of weeks,” Kane posted on social media on Wednesday, ending hypothesis over his future.

“I shall be staying at Tottenham this summer time and shall be 100 per cent centered on serving to the workforce obtain success.”

Kane’s announcement brings to an finish — for now — a saga which started with the striker believing he had a verbal settlement with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy that he could be allowed to go away if an acceptable bid was obtained.

Tottenham valued Kane in extra of £150 million and have been vastly reluctant to enter into negotiations given the striker had three years left on his £200,000-a-week contract and is of central significance to the workforce.

Sources told ESPN that Metropolis could be keen to supply £100m and probably embrace gamers as a part of any deal, though sources at each golf equipment denied a proper provide was ever made.

Kane tried to drive by a switch by reporting back late for preseason training with Spurs sources informed ESPN however later issued a statement clarifying he had by no means refused to coach.

Spurs head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has repeatedly stated Kane was being handled like every other member of the squad all through the saga, slowly being reintegrated after an prolonged summer time break ensuing from England’s run to the ultimate of Euro 2020.

He was not within the matchday squad when Spurs beat City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on the opening weekend of the season, resulting in 1000’s of dwelling followers singing: “Are you watching Harry Kane?”

Kane obtained a extra constructive reception from Tottenham’s travelling supporters when making a 20-minute cameo at Molineux on Sunday and will make his first dwelling look of the season on Thursday when Spurs host Pacos de Ferreira within the second leg of their Europa Convention League qualifier.

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