Harry Kane confirms he’s staying at Tottenham despite interest from Manchester City

The England captain will not be leaving this summer

Ben Burrows
Wednesday 25 August 2021 17:12
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Harry Kane confirms he is 'staying at Tottenham' this season

Harry Kane has confirmed he will be staying at Tottenham Hotspur ending Manchester City’s chances of signing him this summer.

The England captain had made known his desire to leave the club at the end of last season but with an agreement between the two clubs not able to be reached he has now committed to staying in London.

He returned to the Tottenham side against Wolves on Sunday and has thanked supporters for the reception he got from them.

“It was incredible to see the reception from the Spurs fans on Sunday and to read some of the messages of support I’ve had in the last few weeks,” he posted on social media.

“I will be staying at Tottenham this summer and will be 100% focused on helping the team achieve success.”

Tottenham have maintained throughout that they had no intention of selling their top scorer for any price.

Following Euro 2020, Kane’s camp upped the ante in a bid to force a move through, with a report, coming from a journalist who was a guest at Kane’s brother’s wedding, saying that a £160m deal had been agreed with City. Both clubs refuted that.

Kane consequently did not report for pre-season on 2 August and it later emerged he was still on holiday in the Bahamas.

Upon his late return he was forced to self-isolate at the club’s training ground, meaning he did not have the fitness required to feature in Spurs’ opening two games of the season – a Premier League win over City and a Europa Conference League tie - before coming on from the bench against Wolves.

Kane only signed a six-year extension with the club back in 2018 and despite suggestions of an agreement with Daniel Levy that he would be allowed to leave this summer, he will now stay.

New boss Nuno Espirito Santo, who has endlessly been asked about Kane’s future since taking the reins, is delighted that the matter has been resolved, having seen it dominate his first two months at the club.

“Great news, fantastic news,” he said at a press conference ahead of Spurs’ Europa Conference League qualifying play-off tie against Pacos de Ferreira.

“I think since Harry joined us (after his holiday) he has been working so this is what we value. His attitude in training has been excellent. It’s finished, Harry is going to be with us.

“He is an option for (Thursday). It is great news for everybody. We are all very happy – (he’s) one of the best players in the world. Delighted to have one more option for the season ahead of us.”

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