By John Wenham

16th Nov, 2021 | 12:00pm

Wenham lambasts 'hurtful' Kane after 'completely amateur' attempt to force Tottenham exit

Harry Kane did not handle his attempted Tottenham exit well, despite what he told the media last week.

That is according to Spurs insider John Wenham, who regularly breaks news about the club on his Lilywhite Rose social media channels.

Kane is quoted by The Athletic (11 November) as saying he “coped well” with a summer of transfer speculation.

Man City attempted to sign the England captain but failed to meet Tottenham’s asking price.

Wenham insists Kane did not handle his situation well after making “amateur” attempts to leave.

“I have multiple issues with the handling of last summer’s transfer saga,” Wenham told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

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“There were leaks to a Sun journalist, who normally covers showbiz stuff, reporting all of this about a £100million deal.

“The next day that was all refuted by more reliable outlets. That was a completely amateur move to secure a transfer.

“The interview with Gary Neville, coming out and saying he would decide his own price tag, it does still hurt me.

“I’m sorry, no. You have three years left on your contract and you do not decide your own asking price.

“Man City didn’t offer the money. It’s as simple as that. Tottenham can take absolutely no fault for protecting their asset.

“I hate to dredge this all back up again, it should be left in the past.

“I don’t know why he came out and said that. Did he handle it well?

“The answer is ‘no’. He didn’t turn up to training. He didn’t handle it well but it’s in the past now.”

In other news, Premier League 28-year-old will be “first through the door at Tottenham in January” as new signing lined up.