Later News Aug 20

Nuno teases Kane return for Wolves clash, but no room for fellow Spurs-wantaway Ndombele

After finally showing up to training this week – following an overt dalliance with Manchester City during the summer – Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane could get his first minutes of the season under his belt this weekend.


The 28-year-old, who has made no secret of his desire to join the money trophy-laden City, had previously refused to return to training after his extended summer holidays, in what was construed as a desperate play to force Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to accept the Citizens’ offer for him.


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Unfortunately, Levy has proven harder to crack than Captain America’s shield, and has refused to lower his reported demand for £150m for the England international.


As a result, Kane has had no choice but to return to Spurs training again in what must have been a reunion more awkward than a meeting between Black Widow and Mickey Mouse.


But Kane, who missed Spurs’ win over City last weekend – presumably because he kept insisting on wearing the City jersey instead – as well as the midweek defeat to Pacos de Ferreira in the Europahahaha Conference League, could feature for the team when they take on Wolves on Sunday (SGT).


Spurs’ 582577th-choice manager, Nuno Espirito Santo, said: “He trained today (Friday) and trained good. He's going to train tomorrow (Saturday), and tomorrow we're going to make a decision.


“I'm so sorry to keep on saying the same things but this is how we work. It's a day-by-day situation and decisions are made when we feel that we should make them.


“The reality is to take care with wise decisions. All the players that are involved with the training sessions are options for us.”


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One player who will definitely not be featuring for Spurs, however, is Tanguy Ndombele.


The midfielder, like Kane, is also on the lookout for trophies, which naturally means that he, too, is trying to secure a move from Spurs.


Unlike Kane, however, Ndombele is regarded as dispensable by the Spurs hierarchy, and the club-record signing has not played a single competitive minute under Nuno despite being fully fit and available for selection.


Ndombele, who Spurs signed for £55m in 2019, and currently earns a reported £200,000-a-week, is thought to favour a move to Spain or Germany, but it is unlikely that any team will be able to afford his wages, nor will they have the patience to deal with Levy.


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When asked about Ndombele’s future, Nuno simply said: “I will be honest with you, Tanguy is not going to be involved in the squad on Sunday.”


Well, that certainly clears it up then.




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