Harry Kane is reportedly going to miss the start of the new Premier League season in order to take himself out of the ‘spotlight’, according to reports.
The future of the Spurs striker is one of the stories of the summer after he informed the north London club of his desire to leave as he looks to finally add major honours to his collection of personal accolades.
His announcement has seen him linked with a number of Premier League sides, with Manchester City thought to be the front-runners for his signature after tabling a £100 million offer earlier this summer – an offer that was knocked back by the notoriously tough negotiator, Daniel Levy.
There were then some quite frankly ludicrous rumours this week that claimed that a £160 million deal had been agreed between the two clubs, rumours that have since been described as nonsense by the English champions.
Kane still has three years to run on his deal, and Spurs are understandably determined to keep him at the club, or at least extract top dollar out of his suitors, meaning it is likely that this is a story that is set to rumble deep into the transfer window which doesn’t close until August 31st.
The season is due to kick off on Friday August 13th, with Spurs’ opening game fascinatingly seeing them set to play Man City two days later.
According to the Telegraph, Kane – who has been enjoying a family holiday in the Caribbean following his post Euro 2020 exertions – will now miss the start of the season in a bit to ‘step out of the spotlight’, regardless of who his employers are.
Spurs are said to be in the market for a new striker this summer, with Danny Ings having been linked, though the club are hopeful that any potential new signing can play alongside Kane rather than in his place, with the England skipper having impressed while dropping into a deeper role last season.