Harry Kane failed to show up for Tottenham training for the second successive day as he attempts to force through his move to Manchester City. News broke yesterday morning that the 28-year-old failed to report for pre-season following an extended break after Euro 2020.
Manchester City saw an opening offer of £100million rejected by Spurs chief Daniel Levy several weeks ago.
The Premier League champions have failed to return with a second offer since then and it’s believed they have cooled their interest in order to focus on landing Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish.
Yet Kane’s bold and ballsy move that threatens to tarnish his legacy at Tottenham, could now encourage City to return to the table.
Pep Guardiola is still waiting for a final answer from Grealish with Villa yet to respond to their blockbuster bid that would break the Premier League transfer record.
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They value Kane at close to £150million although a bid of £120m could force their hand with Kane currently pushing for a move.
He made it clear before the European Championships that there was a conversation to be had after the tournament regarding his future.
However, it’s understood that Kane already had his heart set on leaving north London following the club’s disappointing end to the campaign.
Kane wants to win trophies and play in the Champions League every season.
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It’s clear that won’t be possible at Spurs for the meantime with the club poised for a period of transition under new boss Nuno Espirito Santo.
Nuno was expecting Kane to return for training after his holidays but the Portuguese boss has now been dealt an unpleasant surprise with just 10 days to go until the start of the new season.
Kane was not expected to participate from the get-go anyway as he will be given some extra time to recover from a relentless summer schedule.