England Captain, Harry Kane has made moves to force his exit from Tottenham Hotspur by refusing to show up for the start of pre-season yesterday at the White Hart Lane. Kane, 28, stated in May that he'll like to leave the London club this summer in search of greener pastures. The striker is said to want to move because of his lack of trophies with Tottenham.
Despite being the top scorer (23) and top assists (14) and also having won the EPL Golden Boot for 4 seasons, the England international has not won any team trophy with Tottenham. English Champions, Manchester City are his preferred destination and the club has reportedly made an £100m bid which was swiftly rejected by Tottenham. Tottenham Chairman, Daniel Levy is open to the hotshot striker leaving but says any club would have to trump up at least £160m to get the striker.
Things took an interesting turn when Kane was absent at the start of the pre-season training camp though. Though it is said that the striker and the club already have a gentleman's agreement to allow Kane leave this summer, the club would still look to punish him for failing to show up for training. His fine could be up to a month's wages. In any case, Kane is expectedly to earn much more with rumours swirling that he has agreed a mind-boggling £400,000 per week wages if he's to move to the Etihad.
Speaking on the possible transfer of Harry Kane and their search for a striker, Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has said it is possible hid club would not sign a striker this summer. He was quoted as saying that the transfer figures being requested for the strikers on the market are too much and his club cannot afford them. Thus, he said he might look inwards for the striker position with Gabriel Jesus still on the books, Ferran Torres being able to play in the striker position, and also the possibility of playing with a false nine.