Harry Kane has had no issues re-entering the Tottenham dressing room following his summer transfer saga since all at the club wanted the striker to stay.
Kane made no secret of his desire to seek a new challenge this summer and the striker allegedly failed to report back in time for pre-season last month in an attempt to push through a move to Manchester City.
The transfer failed to materialise, with Pep Guardiola admitting that Daniel Levy refused to negotiate with City over a deal for the striker.
The England captian has come under a lot of criticism over the course of the summer for his behaviour but he has insisted that his conscience is clear and that his reputation has not been damaged by the saga.
The Athletic‘s Simon Hughes has now written a piece explaining the trail and tribulations involved for players returning to clubs that they wanted to leave, shedding light on Harry Kane’s situation at Tottenham in the process.
When asked about the potential embarrassment a failed move can cause players, an unnamed agent said: “That’s what makes it so different when an agreement blows up in your face — everybody usually knows about it. You have an ego and you have embarrassment.
“Players have to explain themselves to their families, who have been thinking of a future elsewhere. They go back to a club everybody knows they don’t want to be at with their tail between their legs. They have to find a way to manage their relationship with the fans.”
However, the report also quotes a source close to Kane and the club as saying that the 28-year-old has found it quite straightforward to reenter the dressing room.
The source said: “For Harry, re-entering the Spurs dressing room hasn’t been a problem because of his status.
“He’s the (England) captain, he’s professional. Everyone at the club wanted him to stay.”
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One of the main reasons that Daniel Levy was able to take a rigid transfer stance on Kane is because of the striker’s professionalism. Had the Spurs heirarchy felt that the 28-year-old was likely to sulk this season if he did not get his move, they would have had little choice but to lower their valuation to strike a deal with City.
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