Kane has ‘not shown up’ for Tottenham tests following holiday

Date published: Monday 2nd August 2021 11:00 - Lewis Oldham

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Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has failed to report for pre-season tests on Monday morning, according to reports.

Kane told Spurs that he wanted to leave the club before Euro 2020. Manchester City are heavily interested in signing the forward and his England teammate Jack Grealish. 

The Londoners have reportedly slapped a £160m price tag on their prized asset this summer.

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Kane went on a short holiday following the culmination of Euro 2020, but he was due to return to training on Tuesday morning. However, Sky Sports have reported that he has “not shown up” for scheduled tests.

The report states: “Sky Sports News understand Harry Kane has not shown up for Tottenham training.

“He was due to return to Hotspur Way this morning following a short holiday.

“As we reported in May Kane believes he has a gentleman’s agreement to leave this summer, but Tottenham dispute this.”

Last week, Paul Merson suggested that Raul Jimenez is the perfect replacement for Kane at Spurs: 

“I have been following Wolves’ Raul Jimenez for quite some time now and I’m shocked that the big six have not made a note of his abilities. Jimenez has propelled Wolves to a mid-table finish and his side has struggled in his absence this year.

“Raul Jimenez is crucial to Wolves’ fortunes and their former manager Nuno Espirito Santo effectively lost his job because of the strikér’s absence. Santo’s Wolves side suffered devastating defeats to the likes of Burnley last season and nearly lost their place in the Premier League.

“With Nuno Espirito Santo now in North London, Spurs may well have an alternative to Harry Kane this season. With the England captain possibly on his way out, Santo will need to sign a replacement and Raul Jimenez suits the role to perfection.

“The center-forward could also bring the best out of Heung-Min Son and make him look like one of the best in the Premier League. Son’s new four-year contract at the club could either indicate Harry Kane’s decision to stay or could prepare Tottenham for a future with an alternative striker.

“Raul Jimenez’s involvement with the Mexico national team could deny him a move to a big club, however, given that the travel and time difference could complicate matters pertaining to his Premier League ambitions. I cannot possibly think of another reason why he has not been signed by a bigger club – Raul Jimenez is one of the best strikers on offer at the moment and is the most underrated player in the Premier League.”

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