Supporters wishing Harry Kane left two words out of his Tottenham statement
All summer the Kane has been linked with a move away from Spurs, but time is running out until the transfer window closes
Tottenham captain Harry Kane has accepted that he will stay at Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
With less than a week to go until transfer deadline day on August 31, the striker has come to terms with the fact that his desired move to Manchester City will not materialise, and has tweeted that he will be staying at Tottenham for another season. Or until the next contract window opens.
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. #COYS pic.twitter.com/uTN78tHlk1
— Harry Kane (@HKane) August 25, 2021
He is expected to be part of the matchday squad for their European Conference League play-off second leg against Pacos de Ferreira on Thursday.
Many football fans questioned the wording of the statement released on Kane's social media channels. Most wondered if there was any need, at all, to specify 'this summer' when the Londoner confirmed he would be staying.
Kane won’t leave Spurs “this summer”? What’s he doing, seeing who’s in the knockout stages of the Champions League so he can give himself better odds?
— Greg (@Office_Greg) August 25, 2021
“This Summer”. So we start this all again in January
— Mikey (@AFCMikey) August 25, 2021
Kane said "this summer" lmao
— Quasimodo. (@YousufJinadu) August 25, 2021
Boom, why I everyone else ignoring that fact, now he knows no one wants him he pledges his loyalties 'this summer'
— 💙Hayley Taylor #NHSblueheart (@outreachsister) August 25, 2021
— Football Fanatic - Honest Pundit (@HonestPunditry) August 25, 2021
"This summer". To me, this doesn't sound good. He clearly wants to go, but like.. ok.. he will (forced or not) stay a bit longer (until January I guess).
If he wants to go, let him go. No hard feelings to @HKane. This is all in Levy.
— Tom L. Nilsen (@tomlnils1) August 25, 2021
Having not been a part of the Spurs squad for either of their first two games of the season, Kane made his first appearance as he came off the bench against Wolves at the weekend with 15 minutes to go.
At the final whistle he walked over to the travelling Spurs fans and applauded them, before sharing an embrace with manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
Kane has made no secret of his desire to leave the club this summer, but with just days left of the summer transfer window and very little time for Spurs to find any potential replacement for him,Daniel Levy has held on to his man.
Manchester City have been the potential destination for the striker, but they have not met Levy's £150 million valuation for Tottenham's second highest goalscorer of all time.
The 28-year-old could now make his first start of the season when Tottenham take on Watford in the Premier League on Sunday.
Only time will tell now how happy Kane is at Spurs this season, or whether the club's refusal to grant him his wish of a move away affects his form.