Kevin Phillips has firmly stated that he believes Harry Kane is ‘too professional’ to force a move away by refusing to join pre-season training with Tottenham Hotspur (Football Insider).
Another twist in the Kane saga was reported by The Telegraph this month when they relayed that Kane’s England teammates held a belief he could refuse to return to pre-season training with Spurs in order to force through a move.
This comes after Manchester City reportedly made a £100m bid for the striker last month as they look to lure him away from North London.
Football Insider also reported in April that Kane was ‘hell bent’ on leaving Spurs to join a Premier League giant this summer.
Tottenham’s stance on the potential deal is more than clear, with Fabrizio Romano reporting on July 23 that Spurs have denied rumours about Kane leaving to join Man City.
He also stated that Levy wants to keep Kane and there is no fee agreed; the only bid received was £100 million, which was rejected the month before.
Phillips made it clear that despite a clear desire to leave Spurs, Kane will not refuse to train.
He said: “I don’t want to see that. I don’t think it will happen. Harry Kane is too professional for that.
“He’s Mr Tottenham and won’t do anything to tarnish his legendary status.
“I don’t think it would set a great example and if he is to leave; he deserves for it to happen the right way.
“That’s just speculation from teammates when you get asked. Everyone’s talking about it.
“He might have been talking about it with England. It could be another scenario about forcing a move. This is another scale, that’s major headline news if he didn’t turn up for training.”
The Kane saga is one that isn’t leaving us anytime soon. Most would agree with Phillips in stating they would find it very hard to see a situation in which Kane refuses to train.
He is too much of a professional and has too much respect for Spurs to force a move in a way like this.
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