England players think there is a real possibility năng Harry Kane may refuse to report to pre-season training at Tottenham as he seeks to drive a big move to become a champion City of Manchester this summer.
Kane informed Spurs he is keen for a new challenge in May before heading off on international duty with the Three Lions at Euro 2020, with Man City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid all watching. tight situation.
Pep Guardiola is a huge Kane fan and widespread reports last month suggested City had seen an open £100m offer for the 27-year-old rejected by Premier League rivals.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has stood his ground amid intense speculation and released a statement vowing to ‘do whatever is right for the club’, suggesting he has yet to give up hope of keeping him. talented striker.
Newly appointed Nuno Espirito Santo made his stance on Kane’s future clear in his opening press conference on Friday as he stressed that the forward remained central to his plans for the upcoming season. next.
‘I have no doubts in mind. What I wish is for Harry to recover well and rest well,’ the Tottenham head coach told reporters.
‘When he arrives, he will feel that he has to commit himself to being better. We have ambition, we want to do well and we believe in Harry to do it.
Harry is our player, period. No need to talk about anything else. Now it’s time for him to rest. When he comes back, we can talk happily. I really hope he joins the group. ‘
According to The Telegraph, many of Kane’s England colleagues – who have been by the attacker’s side for the past six weeks – believe he could be getting ready to train to try to move to the Etihad Stadium before the deadline. transfer closed.
Kane’s camp has insisted he has a ‘gentleman deal’ that will allow him to leave this summer but there is a chance the situation could turn nasty if Spurs continue to dip their toes.
The England captain – who has scored 221 goals in 336 games for his boyhood club – is yet to speak with new boss Nuno and is not interested in discussing the possibility of staying for another year .
Kane’s decision to leave Tottenham was never related to salary, rather it was his burning desire to start adding a major silver trophy to his CV after failing to lift a single trophy throughout. nearly a decade long in the first team in north London.
City could turn their attention to Bayern Munich and Poland superstar Robert Lewandowski after an opening offer for Kane was rejected by Spurs but the England captain remains their priority at the moment.
Regarded as one of the best attacking players in world football, Kane ended last season with the most goals (23) and the most assists (14) in the top flight. top of England.
Kane had a slow start at the European Championships this summer but finished with four goals as England fell to Roberto Mancini’s Italy in the final.
Only Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal (5) and Patrik Schick of the Czech Republic (5) have scored more goals than Kane at this summer’s tournament.
Earlier this month, Guardiola dismissed rumors linking Kane with Man City and suggested a deal was ‘impossible’ if the capped attractive price was true.
‘Given the price, we won’t buy any strikers. Guardiola said.
‘All the clubs are in financial difficulty; We are not an exception. We have Gabriel [Jesus] and Ferran [Torres] who was amazing in this position.
‘We have young players in the academy and we play many times with a wrong nine.
‘There’s a good chance we won’t buy a striker for next season.’