By Paul Robinson

8th Aug, 2021 | 8:30pm

Kane has been 'tapped up' and it's created 'extremely difficult situation' at Tottenham - Robinson

Man City have tapped up Harry Kane and it will create “an extremely difficult situation” at Tottenham if the transfer doesn’t go through, according to Paul Robinson.

The former White Hart Lane number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested it is highly plausible that the 27-year-old will remain in north London if his hopes of exiting are based on a gentleman’s agreement.

According to Sky Sports‘ Paul Gilmour, Spurs chiefs were left ‘disappointed’ on Monday when Kane did not show up for pre-season training.

However, in a statement on his Instagram, the England captain refuted the claim that he refused to train and revealed he would be back in training today (August 8th).

The controversy comes amid continued speculation around Kane’s future after Man City saw a £100million bid rejected by Spurs earlier in the window.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs of his assessment of the latest, Robinson said: “Without a doubt, he has been tapped up by Man City.

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“There is talk of this gentleman’s agreement but nothing has been done, nothing has been signed and nothing is official. Even in a gentleman’s agreement, people are entitled to change their mind.

“It is hard to keep an unhappy footballer at a football club, we have seen that time and time again over the years.

“There is a way of going about business though so it is a good job he is going to be back in training because if he didn’t he would just keep getting fined and fined until it was resolved.

“If this transfer doesn’t go through it is going to be an extremely difficult situation for Harry Kane.”

In other news, Tottenham backed by pundit to seal ‘thrilling’ Premier League signing as talks opened.