The Lowdown: Kane fails to secure move away…
Since the beginning of the summer, Spurs star Kane was heavily linked with a move to Premier League champions Manchester City and their manager Pep Guardiola even confirmed interest in him.
The 28-year-old reiterated his desire to leave Tottenham in May as he presumably contemplated the prime of his career and the clock ticking away when it comes to shots at winning silverware.
However, after an exit failed to materialise, Kane then announced he was staying in north London as pundit Mills drops a claim on the fall out of this transfer saga.
The Latest: Mills praises Levy…
Following the end of Kane’s exit links which seemed to drone on for months, Mills has now praised chairman Levy for sticking to his guns and refusing to budge on asking price.
Meanwhile, he has also criticised the Tottenham star’s PR team and their handling of the rumoured gentleman’s agreement.
“The relationship is going to be a little bit strained,” he told Football Insider when asked about Kane’s situation.
“Fair play to Daniel Levy, he’s stuck to his guns and said – ‘Unless we get a ridiculous fee, you’re staying’.
“We’ve had all this speculation about a gentleman’s agreement, about coming back from training on time, and more.
“None of this has come from Levy. It’s all been started by Harry Kane and the interview with Gary Neville.
“Tottenham just kept their powder dry, the way it has been dealt with by Kane and his PR team is an absolute shambles.
“Why not come out and reveal this gentleman’s agreement? Harry Kane has not come out looking good in this, it’s an absolute mess.”
The Verdict: Interesting times ahead…
Over these next few months, it will certainly be interesting to see how the England international restores his reputation with supporters after his attempt to engineer an N17 exit.
You could argue, with Kane slowly approaching the twilight phase of his career, that his desire to win silverware is natural but fans will also be overjoyed that their most crucial player looks to to be with them for the foreseeable future.
Nuno Espirito Santo can now build his team around the forward who clinched a sensational 2020/2021 Golden Boot last season.
In other news: Spurs chiefs left seething over N17 exit gaffe as Gold drops behind the scenes reveal, find out more here.
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