Former West Ham United striker Frank McAvennie believes Harry Kane is fully dedicated to Tottenham and will get back to his impressive goalscoring form this season.
Spurs chief Daniel Levy faced an almighty battle to keep the 28-year-old England captain in North London over the summer, fending off reported interest from Pep Guardiola and Manchester City.
After a move failed to come to fruition, Kane realised he would be staying in N17 for another year and confirmed his intentions to help Spurs and head coach Nuno Espirito Santo achieve success this season.
The three-time Premier League golden boot winner also told talkSPORT that his ‘conscience is clear’ after being asked whether the transfer debacle would harm his reputation with fans in North London.
Kane missed Spurs’ win in their league opener, ironically against City, but has since played his way back into Nuno’s line-up after a summer full of uncertainty.
He is yet to open his account in the Premier League so far this season, but ex-Hammers man McAvennie is backing Kane to get his head down and return to his usual goalscoring ways.
McAvennie told Football Insider: “No one has mentioned it for a while. All summer it was Kane this and Kane that. Now it looks like it’s over. That’s a huge boost for them.
“Some players would have gone on strike if they didn’t have their way, Kane claims he didn’t do that.
“I’ve said before, I trust Kane over Daniel Levy any day so I think he’s telling the truth.
“It’s great to see him knuckle down and keep going. Sometimes you don’t get what you want and you just have to make the best of it.
“He’s the best in the world at what he does and he will score bags of goals this season, like he always does. He’s in his prime now, he could break his own record this year.
“Until there is something he can do about moving in January or next summer I think he’ll keep quiet.”
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Kane knows he needs to put the summer behind him now it is confirmed he will be staying at the club. He hasn’t looked too close to the form we are usually used to from him so far, but no doubt he will get his head down and will get back to the high standards he sets himself soon.
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