Later News Aug 02

Kane goes missing! Striker fails to show up for Spurs training amid Man City transfer interest

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has made his most significant move yet in forcing a transfer to Manchester City, as he refused to show up for his club’s pre-season training.


The 28-year-old was supposed to show up at Tottenham’s training ground today (SGT) following an extended holiday, but was instead nowhere to be found – a throwback to vanishing act he performed with England during the group stages of Euro 2020.


If anyone cared to look for Kane, however, they would do well to look for the England striker in the back alleys of Manchester.


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After all, Kane is determined to move to English Premier League (EPL) champions Manchester City, who recently had their £100m (S$187m) bid for the Spurs star rebuffed by chairman Daniel Levy.


Kane, whose contract with Spurs runs till 2024, believes he has a ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ with the club which allows him to move this summer in order to fulfil his lifelong ambition of winning trophies.


Unfortunately for Kane, Levy is the kind of hard-nosed negotiator who would sooner castrate himself than sell a player for below his inflated valuation. Kane’s only hope is that Levy laughs so hard at the thought of a ‘gentlemen’s agreement’, he has to be hospitalised and leave transfer negotiations in the hands of a less stubborn club representative.


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Even Kane’s refusal to show up for training is unlikely to change Levy’s mind. The Spurs chairman had previously warned Kane that the club’s interests in the transfer market would be protected, as he said: “There is a market out there. What we want and what other clubs want is not always possible to achieve. We will do whatever is right for the club.”


Man City, who have yet to sign anyone of note this summer, have recently reportedly also submitted a £100m bid for England midfielder Jack Grealish.




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