Gareth Southgate has admitted he is pleased that Harry Kane’s future has been resolved for the time being ahead of England’s upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Since being part of England’s fantastic Euro 2020 campaign, albeit one that ultimately ended in heartbreak, Kane has certainly had an eventful few weeks.
The striker allegedly failed to report for pre-season training at Tottenham when he was expected to do so in an attempt to push through a move to Manchester City, allegations that the 28-year-old has denied.
Kane has subsequently been reintegrated into training by Nuno Espirito Santo and, after making his first appearance of the season off the bench in Spurs’ 1-0 win over Wolves on Sunday, the striker took to social media on Wednesday to admit he will be staying at the club this summer.
The striker was the only Spurs player to make the England squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Hungary, Andorra and Poland at the start of next month.
Southgate is hopeful that his captain can now be fully focussed on delivering the goods for the Three Lions.
When asked about Kane’s future, the England boss said (via Dan Kilpatrick): “The good thing is that it looks like everything is settled and focused club-wise now.
“He has got a clear focus now & I’m sure he is looking forward to getting out on the pitch with Tottenham & with us.”
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I would not be surprised that if this whole fiasco is forgotten by Spurs fans in a year or two. We have seen the likes of Steven Gerrard and Wayne Rooney agitate for moves in the past but Liverpool and Man Utd fans were quick to forgive them. I believe the same will happen with Tottenham fans and Kane if he keeps producing the goods on the pitch.
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