With rumors linking the English striker to Manchester City, the Portuguese manager has been unable to offer positive updates
Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo has said the club will “resolve the problem” of Harry Kane’s pre-season failure before speaking any further.
Kane didn’t return to Spurs on Tuesday as the striker is said to be back on the London team after a vacation after reaching the Euro 2020 final.
In doing so, however, he has only helped fuel speculation that he is pushing for a move from the club this summer, most likely to Manchester City.
What did Nuno say?
“We have to resolve the situation internally, with the club speaking and trying to get a better solution and result,” Nuno told reporters after Spurs’ 2-2 friendly against Chelsea.
“The pre-season preparation was very tough for all clubs. That’s different, I know, but it was difficult for all teams and players because of the absence. It was very difficult for everyone.
“We have to solve the problems ourselves and then I’ll speak.”
What do we know about Kane’s situation?
Kane’s current deal with Tottenham doesn’t expire until 2024, but the English frontman has been reported to have a gentlemanly agreement with chairman Daniel Levy that will allow him to move on ahead of the new season.
gate understands that Pep Guardiola is keen to sign Kane and City is poised to spend more than £ 100m to get her husband on board.
However, no formal negotiations have yet taken place.
What did Kane say?
In March, Kane made it clear that he would try moving elsewhere if he felt the Spurs project was not progressing at the same pace as his own ambitions.
“I will always love Spurs,” he said. “But if I don’t feel like we’re going in the right direction, then I’m not someone who will just stay.
“I’m an ambitious player, I want to be one of the best players.”