New Tottenham head coach Nuno Santo says he has “no doubt” over club captain Harry Kane and his commitment to the club. Kane reiterated his desire to leave the club this summer before the Euros with a host of clubs interested in the three-time golden boot winner. Including Manchester United and Chelsea. While Manchester City had a £100 million bid rejected by Spurs back in June.
However, speaking in his first press conference as Spurs manager. Nuno was in no doubt over where Harry Kane’s future lies:
“Harry is our player, period. There is no need to talk about anything else. Now is the time for him to rest. When he returns, we can have a good conversation. I am looking forward to him joining the group.”Head Coach Nuno Santo
Kane has three years remaining on his current contract with Spurs. And he has earned a status as one of the world’s most prolific strikers. Having topped the charts in both goals and assists in the Premier League last season with 23 & 14, respectively. So, any club interested in buying the 27-year-old this summer would likely have to fork out a world-record fee. These facts alone play into Nuno’s confidence that Kane is still the player Tottenham will build their success around:
“When he arrives, he will feel that he has to commit himself to become better. We are ambitious, we want to do well, and we count on Harry to do that.”
Why Harry Kane wants to leave
However, Kane is determined to quit Spurs because he has never won a major trophy despite continually winning individual awards. Tottenham held talks with five other managers before appointing former Wolves boss, Nuno. The lack of money available to improve the squad appearing to be the major deterrent for the club’s top targets.
Spurs may refuse to sell Harry Kane, but there are no signs that the club is committed to building a team capable of challenging for top trophies. Meaning Kane will remain determined to leave as he enters his prime years.