Harry Kane suggests he has dealt well with the failed summer transfer to Manchester City while answering queries regarding his current form.

Manchester City went head-on in their pursuit of Harry Kane in the summer, although they never came close to matching Tottenham’s asking price for their striker. Reports suggested Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy wanted over £150 million, while the Manchester side only came close to offering between £125-130 million.

Many had bet on Kane moving to Pep Guardiola’s side after revealing his desire well before last season ended. The striker claimed he had a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with Levy to let him leave in the summer if a reasonable offer came by. The Spurs supremo reportedly backtracked in his promise as he demanded exorbitant fees from Man City.

Eventually, a move never transpired before the summer transfer window slammed shut. There were speculations that the England captain might force a move through in January after drastically losing form on the pitch, scoring just once in ten league games this term.

Furthermore, with Kane and Spurs playing badly, it led to the sacking of Nuno Espirito Santo. Although there are suggestions the England captain might stay put for the long term future after the club showed ambition and appointed Antonio Conte as their new manager.

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There is a newfound expectation the Italian will transform Spurs into a challenging side with Kane as the centre-piece in the puzzle. The England star has opened up on his failed move in the summer, as he answered questions while on international duty. Manchester Evening News posted Kane’s comments as he spoke to the media.

Kane said, “Obviously there was a lot of talk and speculation over the summer, the first real-time that has probably happened to me in my career, but that is part and parcel of learning and being a big player having to deal with those situations.

“I think I dealt with it well and now it’s just about focusing. There’s still a long way to go at club level and now for me it’s just about finishing these two games strongly with England.”

Kane also responded to queries regarding his current dip in form. He answered positively, suggesting it’s a matter of self-belief and mentality, stating he keeps working harder.

“From my point of view, it’s easy for people to try and look for an excuse when you’re maybe not in form or scoring as many as you usually do and that’s where it’s important for my own self-belief and mentality just to work harder,” he said.

“That’s always been my approach, whether I’m doing really well or the goals aren’t quite coming, it’s just to train hard and work hard for the team and that’s what I’ve done my whole career.”

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