Kane insists his ‘conscience is clear’ after Spurs transfer saga

Lewis Oldham
Harry Kane

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has insisted that his “conscience is clear” after he was unable to secure his desired move to Manchester City.

Kane made it clear ahead of Euro 2020 that he wished to leave Spurs this summer. He said at the time that he wanted to maximise his chances of winning team trophies.

The England striker has been heavily linked with Manchester City during this summer window.


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Spurs were demanding around £160m and City were unwilling to meet this asking price. Last week Kane announced that he will stay at Tottenham for this season. 

Kane has conducted an interview with talkSPORT about this summer’s events. He suggested that he was “quite calm” during the saga:

“I’m quite good at getting away from everything.

“After the final [of Euro 2020], I was in England for a few days then went off on holiday for a couple weeks.

“When I’m away I’m rarely on my phone to be honest. I really try and use that time to get away from everything.

“I know there was a lot of noise surrounding me but I was quite calm. I knew what the situation was between me and the club and that’s the way it’ll stay.

“Everyone has their opinions on it but that’s part of the parcel of the profession we’re in.

“I’m full focussed with club and country and looking forward to a great year.”

Kane was then asked whether this summer’s transfer saga had damaged his reputation at Spurs:

“No, I don’t think so. I think anyone involved in the football industry knows the ins and outs.

“I was quite calm with the situation, but when you’re in it and you know the truth, then your conscience is clear.

“There’s always going to be noise. My whole career I’ve had ups and downs from when I’m young to where I am, that’s just part of the parcel of it.

“A lot of people that know me will say I’m a professional athlete who’s dedicated my life to this game and that’s what I’ll continue to do.

“I’ll look forward now, the aim has always been to win silverware with Tottenham and it’s been that aim every year.”