Harry Kane has confirmed that he will be staying put at Tottenham Hotspur this summer, with a transfer to Manchester City now off.
After a couple of months of “Will he? Won’t he?”, Tottenham Hotspur superstar Harry Kane has come out and issued a stance on his future, confirming that he will not be leaving the club, amidst strong interest from Manchester City.
It has been a summer dominated by the Harry Kane transfer saga, which came to life late in the 2020/21 season when reports emerged that Kane had informed Spurs he wanted to leave the club. Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea were all linked in the early stages, but the latter two dropped out of the race while the Premier League champions continued to push for his signing.
Tottenham rejected a bid from Pep Guardiola’s side as Daniel Levy remained firm on his stance of not wanting to let the 28-year-old leave at any cost. Manchester City, however, were not relenting in their pursuit of the England captain and reports earlier this week claimed that they were planning a final offer for Kane.
However, any hopes of a move have now been quashed, as Kane confirmed with a social media post, that he will be staying at Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
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. 👏⚽
— Harry Kane (@HKane) August 25, 2021
“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,” he wrote in a social media post on Wednesday. “I will be staying at Tottenham this summer and will be 100% focused on helping the team achieve success.”
Kane did not feature for Tottenham in pre-season after having returned late from his holidays, following which he had to be quarantined as well. The 28-year-old made his first appearance of the season last weekend, coming off the bench in the second half against Wolves, where he almost managed to score within minutes after coming on.
Tottenham’s most important player in recent years, Kane committing his future to the club, at least for this season, will be a huge boost. As for Manchester City, they will now have to look for alternatives in the market to fill the shoes left vacant by Sergio Aguero’s departure. Robert Lewandowski has been touted as a target of late while Dusan Vlahovic is another player on their radar.