Kane refusing Spurs return ‘tarnishes his reputation’, claims pundit

Date published: Sunday 18th July 2021 5:53 - Lewis Oldham

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If Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane refuses to return to pre-season in an attempt to push through his exit, it would “tarnish” his reputation, according to Darren Ambrose.

Ahead of Euro 2020, Kane told Spurs that he wanted to leave the club this summer.

Manchester City appear to be leading the chase to sign him. Pep Guardiola’s side are said to be keen to complete the purchases of Kane and Jack Grealish for around £215m combined. 

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Earlier this week, The Telegraph reported that Kane’s teammates are fearful that the forward would refuse to return in order to force through his exit.

Former Crystal Palace midfielder Ambrose has spoken to talkSPORT after this report. He believes that if Kane does this, he would “tarnish” his reputation:

“You should always return, you’re under contract.

“A gentleman’s agreement means nothing, absolutely nothing – particularly if Daniel Levy is like we know he is, he’s notoriously hard to deal with.

“He’d have said everything to get Kane to sign the contract initially.

“He’s Tottenham’s main man and idolised by the supporters. I think he’ll tarnish any reputation and anything he brings to Tottenham by doing this,” Ambrose added.

“He’s the England captain as well. I honestly can’t see him not turning up.

“I don’t know him personally but he seems like such a professional guy.

“If he refused and Daniel Levy doesn’t get the offer or money that he wants, he could just say: ‘Don’t come back in then.’”

Earlier this month, ex-Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson suggested that he would not understand Man City signing Danny Ings over Kane:

“It’s an extremely difficult move for anyone to engineer.

“Kane had a great Euros all things considered. He showed everyone once again the world-class player that he is.

“The £100million-plus that Daniel Levy wants is not unreasonable. There will be a huge void left if Kane does go and Spurs need to compensate for that.

“If City have turned their attention away from him, I cannot understand why. Danny Ings is nowhere near as good as Harry Kane. City want a player to take them to the next level.

“If City are out of the market the options for Kane few. Barcelona and Madrid are in financial trouble. There are not many clubs left who can afford to spend over £100million on a player. It could be great news for Spurs.”

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