Home Sport I’m staying with Spurs, says Kane

I’m staying with Spurs, says Kane

Tottenham Hotspur’s English striker Harry Kane will be staying with the club ending months of speculation. Picture: Shaun Botterill, Pool, AFP

Harry Kane has taken to social media to announce he’s staying at Tottenham Hotspur and is fully focussed on helping the club achieve success.

LONDON – Tottenham striker Harry Kane said on Wednesday that he will stay at the club and be “100% focused on helping the team achieve success”, ending weeks of speculation about a potential move to champions Manchester City.

“It was incredible to see the reception from the Spurs fans on Sunday and to read some of the messages of support I’ve had in the last few weeks,” the England captain wrote on Twitter.

“I will be staying at Tottenham this summer and will be 100% focused on helping the team achieve success.”

The 28-year-old was a major target for Manchester City, with City manager Pep Guardiola earlier this month saying that it was up to Tottenham to make the transfer happen.

ALSO READ: Harry Kane skips Spurs return amidst transfer rumours

Kane, who signed a six-year contract at Tottenham in 2018, was keen on a new challenge but an initial bid from City – reportedly worth 100 million pounds (R2 billion) – was not enough for Tottenham to let him go.

The striker returned late to pre-season training following Euro 2020 and missed Tottenham’s opening two games of the season against City, in the Premier League, and Pacos de Ferreira, in the Europa Conference League play-offs.

ALSO READ: Virus rules behind Kane’s absence from Spurs training

He returned to action against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday, coming off the bench to a loud reception by travelling Tottenham fans.

Manager Nuno Espirito Santo praised Kane’s performance on Sunday, calling him “one of the best players in the world”.

Tottenham, who have won both their league games so far, host Watford next Sunday.


Previous articlePublic protector ’living in fear of hitman’
Next articleRugby fans can pick their own SA team