Harry Kane has dismissed suggestions he refused to train with Tottenham in an attempt to seal a move to Manchester City this summer.
Kane had been expected to return from holiday to train on Monday but failed to show up for the next 48 hours, extending his holiday to a point that he is now expected to miss Spurs’ Premier League opener, which just so happens to be against City.
The chaotic situation has led to a lot of frustration from Spurs fans, some of whom have made their feelings abundantly clear on social media, but Kane took to Twitter in an attempt to clear things up.
“It’s almost ten years since I made my Spurs debut,” he said in a statement. “For every one of those years, you – the fans – have shown me total support and love. That’s why it hurts to read some of the comments that have been made this week, questioning my professionalism.
“While I won’t go into the specifics of the situation, I want to clarify that I would never, and have never, refused to train. I will be returning to the club tomorrow, as planned.
“I wouldn’t do anything to jeopardise the relationship I have with the fans who have given me such unwavering support during my time with the club. This has always been the case as it is today.”
Kane’s discontent at the club stems from a failure to win trophies and a promise he claims was made to him by chairman Daniel Levy. The striker believes that, 12 months ago, Levy promised he would be sold this summer if Spurs failed to compete for silverware.
Levy, however, has denied making any such promise and has refused to sell Kane to City or any other English club, insisting the only way the 28-year-old will leave Spurs is if an overseas side shell out a cool £150m.
City are understood to remain determined to sign Kane, but Levy is yet to show any indication of agreeing to sell.