Former Premier League manager Alex McLeish believes that Harry Kane may refuse to play for Tottenham Hotspur for fear of picking up an injury [Football Insider].
The Lowdown: Harry Kane rumours continue to swirl
As the 2021/22 Premier League campaign finally gets underway, newly appointed Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo will be well aware of the storm that could continue to surround Kane, amidst continued links with Premier League champions Manchester City [Guardian].
Ironically, his side’s first game in the top-flight happens to be against the Citizens at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
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The Latest: McLeish questions whether Kane will take part
Speaking in an interview with Football Insider, former Scotland manager McLeish indicated that the England international may choose to sit out the encounter when asked if he would be shocked if Kane played a part in the clash, as he stated: “I would, yeah. Is his heart really in it?
“I don’t know him personally but I know through seeing him speaking and the way he plays, he would go on the field and do everything he could for his team.
“The other risk is an injury. Can you see the player saying I’m not going to risk injury if I’m on the verge of a move?”
“That is another agenda.”
The Verdict: Spurs fans will be desperate to see Kane again
In 2020/21, the boyhood Lilywhite was outstanding for his current employers, notching 50 goal contributions in 49 appearances; 33 goals and 17 assists [Transfermarkt].
Moreover, his rate of 3.9 shots per game in the Premier League showed exactly why he was able exert his goal-scoring exploits across the season, proving a constant menace to opposition defences [WhoScored].
Going into this weekend, Spurs supporters will be desperate to see their star man in action once again, as whether he plays could perhaps prove to be an indicator of where his head is truly at in regards to a move to Manchester.
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