Tottenham Hotspur correspondent Charlie Eccleshare has provided an interesting update on the status of one of the club’s most high-profile names.
As has been widely reported, the future of Harry Kane still remains very much up in the air. The Spurs captain did not feature in his club’s opening-day win against Manchester City, nor did he play in the 1-0 loss to Pacos de Ferreira in the Europa Conference League this week.
However, Eccleshare has claimed that the England man may well be set for a return to action this weekend when Tottenham face Wolves.
While speaking on The Totally Football Show, Eccleshare discussed the situation, saying: “The hope is that he will be fit for that game. He wasn’t deemed ready for Sunday against City, nor to travel to Portugal.
“He’s now had a bit more training time, probably close to sufficient training time. So the plan is that he will be in the squad.
“I don’t think he’ll start, I’d be very surprised if he started. Not least because I think the front three played really well last week. But yeah, the plan is that he’ll be certainly closer to contention than he was a week ago.”
TIF Thoughts on Harry Kane and Spurs…
The game against Wolves is shaping up to be quite an emotional occasion for a number of interesting reasons.
First of all, of course, there is the situation with Kane. If the club captain does feature, it will be interesting to see how Spurs fans react. After all that has gone on this summer, it would not be a complete shock if he was to suffer some boos – a notion that would have seemed nearly impossible not so long ago.
Beyond that narrative, the game will also see new Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo return to Wolves. Having helped the club not only earn promotion but also stay up in the Premier League with consecutive seventh-placed finishes, he too could receive an emotional reaction from the crowd.
Feelings aside, it does appear as if Kane’s potential inclusion in the squad could yet dominate the headlines regardless of the result.