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AWOL Harry Kane "hurt" by questions over his professionalism

Harry Kane claims he's been "hurt" by questions over his professionalism this week.  The striker...
Richie McCormack
Richie McCormack

17.40 6 Aug 2021


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AWOL Harry Kane "hurt&quo...

AWOL Harry Kane "hurt" by questions over his professionalism

Richie McCormack
Richie McCormack

17.40 6 Aug 2021


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Harry Kane claims he's been "hurt" by questions over his professionalism this week. 

The striker failed to show for pre-season training this week, as talk intensified of his desire to leave Tottenham Hotspur.

The 27-year old has made no secret of his desire to discuss his future in North London this summer, saying "I don't want to come to the end of my career and have any regrets. I want to be the best I can be"

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Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United have all been linked with Kane, who would likely cost north of the £100million (€117m) City shelled out for Jack Grealish this week.

Pep Guardiola confirmed on Friday that City would be interested in signing the England captain.

"He is a player for Tottenham Hotspur and if Tottenham don’t want to negotiate, it is finished,” he said.

“I think Man City and many clubs in the world want to try to sign him, we are not an exception, but it depends on Tottenham.

“It is different to Jack. He had the release [clause] and Jack is different.

"Harry is exceptional and we are interested in him but if Tottenham don’t want to negotiate, nothing more to say.”

Despite continued talk of an expensive divorce from Spurs, Kane has released a statement to say he will be back in training this weekend.

"It's almost ten years since I made my Spurs debut," he wrote, "For every one of those years, you - the fans - have shown me total support and love.

"That's why it hurts to read some of the comments that have been made this week, questioning my professionalism.

"While I won't go into the specifics of the situation, I want to clarify that I would never, and have never, refused to train. I will be returning to the club tomorrow [Saturday], as planned.

"I wouldn't do anything to jeopardise the relationship I have with the fans who have given me such unwavering support during my time with the club.

"This has always been the case as it is today."

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