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Tottenham blow as Harry Kane set to sit out season opener vs Man City
Tottenham talisman Harry Kane will play no part in the club’s opening Premier League fixture of the season, according to reports.
The name of star striker Kane has of course taken centre stage on the Lilywhite half of North London this summer.
This comes after the 27-year-old, back in May, informed those in a position of power at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium of his desire to move on, in search of silverware.
The revelation, originally brought to the fore by Sky Sports News, was subsequently picked up on by a host of sources across the English media, amid the seemingly widespread understanding that Kane is indeed eyeing a new adventure.
#THFC are now making enquiries about replacement centre-forwards, in the first indication that the club are willing to consider the feelings of their 27-year-old talisman.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) May 17, 2021
The weeks since, meanwhile, have inevitably seen a whole host of European giants tipped to swoop for the English international.
None, though, have been more persistently named as a potential landing spot than Premier League champions Manchester City. In fact, just last month, word was forthcoming that the Sky Blues had seen a big-money bid for Spurs’ star man rejected by Daniel Levy and co.
Manchester City made an official proposal to Tottenham for Harry Kane. £100M guaranteed + availability to include players in the deal.#THFC have NO intention to accept. Harry wants to go, but Levy will try to keep him. ❌
Harry now focused on the Euros, then it’ll be decided.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 21, 2021
Chatter surrounding Kane’s future, however, inevitably began to slip somewhat under the radar of late, amid England’s efforts – which ultimately fell just short – at the European Championships.
With Gareth Southgate’s squad having since jetted off on respective vacations around the globe, though, it was always likely that Tottenham’s star man would soon return to the forefront of the media.
And, on Saturday, this is precisely what has come to pass.
The news, meanwhile, will no doubt prove of an altogether concerning nature for all associated with Spurs.
As revealed by the reliable Mike McGrath of The Telegraph, Kane is set to play no part in his club’s opening fixture of the new Premier League season, amid efforts to return to full fitness on the back of his exerts at Euro 2020.
Sounds largely harmless on the surface, right?
Kane’s impending absence, however, is made to look an altogether more noteworthy one when taking into account the identity of Tottenham’s first opponents of the 2021/22 campaign – the hitman’s frontrunner suitors, Manchester City.
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) July 24, 2021