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Harry Kane's bizarre request to stay at Tottenham this season

English striker Harry Kane was a subject of transfer interest from Manchester City and had a long tussle at the end of last season but in the end stayed at Tottenham.  

Harry Kane's bizarre request to stay at Tottenham this season

Manchester City had multiple bids for Harry Kane rejected by Tottenham including one of $160m after the striker made it clear his intention to leave the club. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy was unwilling to let go of the striker and stood his ground, ensuring he kept him at the club.

After Harry Kane saw that there was no way out of the club, it was reported that he demanded a fresh three years contract, a pay rise and an exit clause. Kane is reported to be on £300,000 per week wages but requested a £100,000 pay rise that will make him the Premier League highest paid player at £400,000 and £21m per annum.

He also requested an exit clause that would allow him leave the club if any club came asking in anticipation of Manchester City at the end of the season or other clubs that could come asking for his signature but was rejected by the club, much that it didn't please head coach Nuno Espirito Santo.

Kane was forced to stay at the club and tweeted a few days to the end of the transfer window that he would be staying; "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. I will be staying at Tottenham this summer and will be 100% focused on helping the team achieve success." he wrote on Twitter.

Kane has scored 223 goals and 49 assists in 324 games for Tottenham and has won four Premier League golden boots but is yet to win a trophy, one of the reasons that prompted his decision to exit the club.

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