Nuno shuts down Harry Kane exit rumours, urges the player to help the team

Harry Kane-Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Harry Kane-Tottenham Hotspur Stadium | Photo Credit: IMAGO

Tottenham picked up a narrow win over Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday and they managed to grind out the positive result despite being without their talisman striker Harry Kane.

Nuno shuts down Kane exit rumours

The 28-year-old England international has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester City this summer but Nuno Espirito Santo has revealed that he expects the striker to get ready and help the team in the coming weeks.

The player joined up with his teammates for training on Friday and it is understandable why he was left out of the side to play Manchester City earlier.

Apparently, the Premier League champions are prepared to pay a fee of around €150 million for the England international but the Londoners are adamant that the player is not for sale.

Nuno has added that Kane is one of the best players in the world and despite the speculations surrounding his future at Tottenham; the player has to channel his professionalism and help the side in the upcoming matches.

“Harry is one of the best players in the world, so we are very lucky to have him,” Nuno said. “He has to get ready and help the team. We still have to go to Portugal [to play Pacos Ferreira in the Europa League on Thursday] and then we think about Wolves [on Sunday]. Harry worked this morning, is preparing himself and when he is ready he will join the group and help the team.”

Spurs will take on Pacos Ferreira in the Europa League on Thursday and then Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday in the Premier League.

It is understandable that Kane wants to join a top club that can help him win trophies. But it has to be noted that the player willingly signed a long term deal with Spurs.

The Londoners are under no obligation to let him leave and if they want him to stay and perform for the team, the player has to respect the decision.

Nuno hails Tanganga and Skipp

Meanwhile, the Tottenham manager has heaped praise on youngsters Japhet Tanganga and Oliver Skipp after their performances against Manchester City.

Tanganga produced a solid defensive display at the back for the London club and Skipp managed to impress as well.

Nuno said: “They [Japhet and Oliver] did well. When they started the season they were in the processes of recovering from injury but they had a good foundation in terms of fitness and physicality with the work they did with sports science.

“I think they were able to keep on growing and we can see they are fit and stronger and faster. All the team did very well but Japhet was huge today.”