Gareth Southgate has claimed that if Harry Kane does leave Tottenham this summer, he only expects the transfer to happen after the European Championship.
Kane was the only Tottenham player who made it into Southgate’s provisional 33-man squad, with Eric Dier missing out on the back of a disappointing campaign for the club.
Kane’s future continues to be the subject of much speculation ahead of the summer transfer window, with the Spurs star said to be interesting Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea.
The striker certainly left the door open for a possible move away from North London in the interview he did with Gary Neville last week.
It might not be ideal for Southgate to head into a big tournament with a lot of uncertainty surrounding the England captain’s future.
However, the Three Lions boss insisted that the 27-year-old has said what he wants to about his future and that any transfer will only progress after the Euros.
Southgate said regarding Kane’s future (via PA Sport’s Jonathan Veal): “What is going on at his club is a matter for him and Tottenham.
“He has made some statements in the last few days but that is out of the way now and I think it is very unlikely transfer deals will be done while we are away.
“We are not going to stop phone ringing and cannot control conversations going on in private.
“Most deals are done after tournaments or in the September, I would expect any deals to be done after the tournament.”
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Southgate would have likely had a conversation with Kane about potentially being distracted by rumours about his future. From what the England boss is saying, it sounds like Kane has assured him that he will put any transfer talk to the back burner until the Euros are over.
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