Robinson: Big development in Kane's Tottenham future in next fortnight amid Telegraph reveal
Harry Kane will not down tools to push through an exit from Tottenham this summer.
That is the view of former White Hart Lane number one Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the possibility of the 27-year-old refusing to return to training next month.
According to The Telegraph (16th July), some of Kane’s England teammates think it’s plausible the striker may refuse to return to pre-season training with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
It is said he may take such a stance in a bid to try to force through a move to Man City, who had a £100million bid rejected by Spurs at the end of June.
Robinson claimed no party would benefit from such a course of action.
“At the end of the day he is contracted to Spurs,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs. “He is not in control of the situation.
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“I don’t think for one minute he is that type of person or that type of character though.
“At the moment there is every opportunity that he could end up staying at Spurs. Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus don’t have the finances there. Not many clubs can afford him. His options are limited.
“A deal will be difficult to structure. We will hear a lot more about it in the next couple of weeks.
“It is difficult to keep a player who wants to leave but he is contracted to Spurs. He would be in breach of contract if he did not turn up to training.
“I’m sure he wouldn’t do that though. He knows that if he wants to top move then he cannot miss two weeks of pre-season.
“If he wants to start the season for a Man City the he needs to be fit and ready to go. Missing training would not benefit anybody.”