Harry Kane ‘to MISS Tottenham’s Premier League opener against suitors Man City as he sits out the start of the season’ after being given extra time to rest after his exertions with England at Euro 2020
- Harry Kane is set to miss Tottenham’s opening league game v Manchester City
- Kane will be given time to rest after helping England to reach final of Euro 2020
- Striker has been heavily linked with a move to City during the transfer window
- Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has insisted that he won’t sell his star player
Tottenham striker Harry Kane is set to miss the start of the Premier League season following his exploits at Euro 2020.
Kane, who was part of the England side that reached the final of this summer’s competition, is expected to still be working on his fitness when the new campaign gets underway in three weeks’ time, as reported by The Telegraph.
Tottenham begin the league season on August 15 against Manchester City, who have been strongly linked with a mega-money move for the 27-year-old.
Harry Kane is set to miss the start of the season because of his involvement at Euro 2020
However, it appears that Kane is unlikely to take part in the fixture for either club.
While many of Tottenham’s players are involved in pre-season, Kane has yet to return to training having played for England in the Euro 2020 final against Italy on July 11.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has insisted that he won’t sell Kane, despite suggestions that the striker could join City for £160million.
City manager Pep Guardiola is looking to bring in the prolific striker as a replacement for Sergio Aguero, who has joined Barcelona.
Pep Guardiola is eager to bring in the prolific striker as a replacement for Sergio Aguero
Despite Levy’s current stance, City are prepared to be patient in their pursuit of Kane with over a month remaining of the transfer window.
Kane is eager to join City in order to satisfy his professional ambitions.
City are capable of meeting Kane’s demands with regards to their pay structure, while there have been suggestions that striker Gabriel Jesus could be included in the deal as a makeweight for Kane.
Kane has scored a hugely impressive 221 goals in 336 games for Tottenham but has still yet to win a trophy.
The 27-year-old has three years remaining on his current Tottenham contract.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has insisted that he won’t sell his star player this summer