Mills: Kane slammed for 'worst decision ever' as new Tottenham details emerge
Danny Mills has insisted the reaction to Harry Kane not returning to Tottenham training has not been overblown.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Leeds United and England defender claimed Kane’s coming to a “gentleman’s agreement” with Daniel Levy is the “worst decision ever”.
The Telegraph reported on 3 August Kane’s camp feel the situation has been blown out of proportion and all he is doing is reiterating his position.
The England captain believes he agreed with Levy 12 months ago that he should be allowed to leave this summer.
“I don’t think it’s the right way to go about it in any way, shape or form,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“He should have come out and made a statement to say ‘I was promised x, y and z from Daniel Levy and because of that I’m going to look at my options’.
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“Not turning up to training does not look good in any way, shape or form.
“To do all of this is possibly the worst decision ever. That’s naive to the nth degree.
“We’re talking about a billion-dollar business, million-dollar contracts and you’re going off a handshake over a pint and a packet of crisps in a pub. That’s effectively what it is and it is absolute nonsense.
“You should have clauses from day one. A buy out clause or a release clause. They’ve got that wrong to start with.
“His brother is his agent but whoever else is advising him is now getting the PR and the media completely wrong as well.
“We’re talking about a £150million asset and we’re going off a handshake or something you were told.
“What we don’t know as well is, what was that gentleman’s agreement? Why has he not come out and said it?
“If Kane was 100 per cent in the right, then come out and tell the truth. Then he might get a bit of sympathy for it.
“People aren’t blowing it out of proportion. You’re the big star, England captain and you’ve not turned up for training and you’ve already said you want to leave the football club.
“I don’t get it. I just think he’s been poorly advised.”