Campbell fears Kane situation at Tottenham 'could get messy' after Telegraph reveal
Kevin Campbell fears Harry Kane’s situation at Tottenham “could get messy” after suggestions he could go on strike.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton forward said he “sincerely hopes” the relationship between the club and the 27-year-old doesn’t deteriorate as the “fans don’t deserve it”.
Kane has made clear his intentions to leave Spurs this summer, with Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea interested in his services.
According to The Telegraph (16th July), members of the England camp believe the striker may refuse to return to pre-season training with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side in a bid to try to force a move to City.
Pep Guardiola’s side have seen a £100million bid for Kane rejected by Spurs earlier in the window.
When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of the latest, Campbell said:
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“Look, I would like to think that wouldn’t happen because Harry Kane has done so much for that football club. I hope they will respect his wishes and do the deal.
“But, we know what stubborn owners and chairman can be. We know how this story can plan out. This could get messy, it really could.
“I sincerely hope it doesn’t though. I don’t think Kane deserves it and I don’t think Spurs fans deserve it. I have banter with the Spurs fans but I don’t want to see that. It would look bad on the club.
“You don’t want the England captain having to go on a mini strike to get a move. Listen, he is within his right to want to leave to try and win trophies. It’s time he moved on.”
In other news, Tottenham in advanced talks to sign four senior stars.