Frank McAvennie has claimed that Harry Kane was painted in a bad light by Daniel Levy in this summer’s transfer debacle and any frustration from fans should be aimed the way of the Tottenham chairman rather than the striker.
The 28-year-old was the subject of intense links with a big-money move to Manchester City in the transfer window, however a move never came to fruition with Spurs holding firm on their intention to keep their prized asset.
The situation also saw Kane fail to report back to the club’s training base for the start of pre-season where it was reported he was taking an extended holiday, however, the striker later insisted his staggered return was always the case.
Kane recently claimed he ‘coped well’ with the intense speculation circulating around his future, which coincided with him captaining England during their road to the Euro 2020 final.
However, former West Ham man McAvennie is backing Kane’s corner for the transfer debacle, and claims Spurs fans should hold a grudge with Levy more than anyone else for painting the striker in a negative light.
Speaking to Football Insider, McAvennie said: “I would always believe [Harry] Kane over [Daniel] Levy.
“So in my mind, Kane turned up at training when he was supposed to and he never did anything wrong. He never went on strike but he was dropped from the team while this was all going on.
“Honestly, I thought it was a shambles when it was happening. I think those leaks were a bit out of order. When Kane wasn’t at training, Levy will have been telling people to write bad things about him.
“Meanwhile, Kane is just enjoying his holiday. I think Kane handled it as well as he could have. I don’t blame him for any of this.”
Spurs Web Opinion
The entire saga from the summer has died down massively, but it hasn’t been forgotten. We won’t ever know the specifics behind what happened in pre-season, but while he is still a Spurs player we need to keep backing him as we have done in the past.
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