Clive Allen has claimed that Harry Kane has been affected by failing to get the transfer to Manchester City that he desired this summer.

Tottenham held firm amidst City’s advances for Kane in the summer despite the striker allegedly putting pressure on the North London club by not showing up for pre-season training when he was expected to.

When it became evident that Kane would not be getting his move, he took to social media to promise Spurs fans that he would give his all for the club this season.

However, the 28-year-old’s performances so far have left a lot to be desired and he is yet to open his account in the Premier League this season.

He was one of several Tottenham players who struggled in their 3-0 loss to Chelsea on Sunday, with some pundits questioning the striker’s desire and body language.

Allen insisted that Nuno Espirito Santo’s set-up is also to blame as Tottenham are struggling to create chances for their number ten.

The Spurs legend told talkSPORT: “He’ll (Kane) be really disappointed with the service he got, inevitably that means he drops deeper.

“He plays that role there’s no doubt about that, we see him play it brilliantly last season but I do believe that restricts the number of opportunities he had.

“I think Nuno was very defensive at Crystal Palace and it just didn’t work, we didn’t carry the threat you would have hoped for.”

Allen also remarked that Kane’s failed move to City this summer was always going to have an impact on the striker’s performances.

He added: “It has to affect him, in the back of his mind if he thought there was a move going to take place in the summer that hasn’t happened, there’s no doubt that has had a little effect on him.”

Spurs Web Opinion

As professional as Kane is, it was naive to expect that the failed move to City will have no impact on him. I do believe that the striker is keen to do well for Spurs but the drama surrounding his failed move has put the spotlight on him at the start of the campaign, and he has not managed to cope with the added pressure so far.

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