Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell believes Harry Kane will find it hard to trust Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy after failing to secure a move away from the club this summer.
Kane was under intense transfer speculation throughout the transfer window, with Pep Guardiola making the England captain his main target for Manchester City (Mirror).
A move, though, never materialised, with City failing to match or even get close to Spurs chief Levy’s asking price of a reported £160 million.
Spurs rejected an initial bid of £100 million from the Citizens back in June and then a €150 million (£127m) offer, which proved to be insufficient to land the reigning Premier League champions their target.
Kane had been under the impression that he had a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with Levy, which would allow him to leave the club if certain targets weren’t met. The 28-year-old and his camp believed Levy ‘broke’ this agreement, which means he will remain in north London for another campaign at least.
Following the botched move, Kane revealed in an interview with talkSPORT that he is focused on the season ahead and heads into campaign under Nuno Espirito Santo with a ‘clear conscience’ following a turbulent summer.
But ex-Arsenal man Campbell believes Kane may find it difficult to trust Levy’s word again after what was an awkward summer of negotiations.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “Come on, 100 per cent that is the case. There is no doubt about it. Harry Kane is there because the move got blocked.
“He will play and perform for Spurs but everybody knows that Daniel Levy has gone against his word. Harry Kane will never trust him again, never. That is going to be the issues moving forward, there will be no trust.”
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Levy, whichever way you look at it, was absolutely within his own right to play hardball the way he did. Whether Kane liked it or not, Levy holds all the cards in this scenario due to his long-term contract at the club. Unless he signs a new deal that implements a release clause, he’ll have to knuckle down and worry about searching for an exit at another point.
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