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Exclusive: Palmer defends Tottenham striker Harry Kane amid criticism

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Former Premier League footballer Carlton Palmer believes that Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane has taken a lot of unfair abuse. 

The England international was linked with a move to Premier League champions Manchester City during the summer. The Cityzens made a bid of £100m for Kane, before increasing that to £127m which was also rejected according to the Guardian, before Kane confirmed he would be staying at Tottenham.

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Since the beginning of the new campaign, Kane has scored seven goals for Spurs in all competitions but has found the back of the net just once in the Premier League and Palmer believes that he has taken a lot of unfair abuse.

“Well, listen, I don’t know whether they can turn the Harry Kane situation around. I think Harry Kane has taken a lot of unfair abuse, I don’t care who you are. And I honestly believe this, Harry Kane, I know his brother represents him, either his brother is a poor representation of him or Harry Kane had a gentleman’s agreement with Levy and I think that he had a gentleman’s agreement with Levy,” Palmer told This is Futbol.

Following the club’s defeat to Manchester United, speaking on Sky Sports, Roy Keane said: “Come on, where’s that bit of energy? There was a bit of booing at the end and that was maybe aimed towards probably Harry Kane more than anybody else because his performance wasn’t up to scratch.”

Recently there has been a change of management in the dugout at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as former Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte replaced Nuno Espirito Santo, who was sacked by Spurs after just four months at the helm [BBC Sport].

With the change, Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate told reporters [via Daily Mail] that it was a fresh start for Harry Kane, saying: “Now there’s a change of manager, I think there’s a fresh start for him. I think that will be a good stimulus. I’m sure the whole thing has been an experience that has been difficult.”

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