Harry Kane is ‘planning to return to training with Tottenham later this week’, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Kane was due to report back on Monday after his post-European Championships break, but he was absent.
It’s seemingly a strategy the player has adopted in an attempt to force a move to reigning Premier League champions Manchester City.
City made a player-plus-cash bid for Kane earlier in the summer worth around £100million, but Spurs are holding out for £150million.
That would make the Englishman the second-most expensive signing of all time behind Neymar.
Kane will report back to Hotspur Way in the coming days and hold discussions about his future with the club, Romano revealed.
He assured Spurs fans that ‘Harry will be back soon‘ but also warned of the player’s desire to take on ‘a new challenge’ and indeed play Champions League football.
Should Spurs fans be encouraged? Perhaps the fear was that Kane would refuse to engage in any sort of dialogue with his club, feeling aggrieved that the ‘gentleman’s agreement’ he supposedly had with Daniel Levy had not been honoured.
You’d imagine that the talks will see both sides reaffirm their intentions. Spurs may simply tell Kane that he can leave if the £150million offer arrives – they’re certainly within their rights to adopt that stance given his choice to sign an extended contract.
Supporters will be holding out hope that City fail to stump up such a sum, instead prioritising Jack Grealish, and that Kane would be able to refocus if an exit didn’t materialise.
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