Football journalist Dean Jones has been sharing his thoughts on Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane and his current situation at the north London club.
This comes after Jones made an appearance on a recent edition of Touchline Talk, where he spoke about a range of topics concerning a variety of clubs.
On the subject of Kane, who recently shared a statement clarifying his reported absence from training last week, which further fuelled the speculation over his future with the Lilywhites as Manchester City reportedly remain keen on signing him this summer, Jones had this to say.
He said: “He was always going to have to come up with something as well to fix the idea that he’d gone on strike on that Monday.
“Those couple of days were chaos, but the news straight away out of Kane’s camp was ‘this is being overblown, we’ll say something in a few days, because right now, there’s no point getting involved in this – let it blow over and then we’ll fix it’.
“There could be another storm to come, of course there could, because this isn’t over. Harry Kane still wants to [join] Man City and he’s very reliant now on that bid coming, otherwise he’s staying at Tottenham.
“[He] still might stay at Tottenham, because they’re very stubborn about this situation, but it’s kind of out of Kane’s hands for right now, because he needs Man City to come forward with more money, and I’m not sure how high they’ll be able to go.”
Since then, the 28-year-old, who is currently valued at £108 million according to Transfermarkt, has made 336 appearances for the north London club across all competitions, in which he has managed to score 221 goals and provide 47 assists in the process (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Dean Jones’ comments on Kane’s current situation at Tottenham…
Despite clarifying in his statement that he has never refused to train at Spurs, we feel that if he does want to leave the club this summer for a potential move to Manchester City, then he should make it clear to the owners and management at Spurs so he can avoid any potential falling out.
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However, as Jones mentioned, Kane will have to wait and see if the champions come forward with an offer for the striker, and considering Pep Guardiola recently said that the club are interested in signing the Englishman this summer, it will then be down to Spurs to get involved with any negotiations over a potential move.
In our view, if City put in an offer for Kane that Spurs see as suitable for him, then they shouldn’t stand in his way because of what he’s delivered for the club on the pitch in terms of goals and assists, and the professionalism – something which he has shown through his recent statement that he is very wary of.