The manager of Tottenham Hotspur, Nuno Espirito Santo has admitted that his club’s captain, Harry Kane would be available for the club’s Premier League opener against Manchester City on Sunday, August 10, 2021.
Reigning Premier League champions, Manchester City will visit Tottenham Hotspur for their first Premier League game of the 2021-2022 season on Sunday. The match will kick off at 16:30.
There are two aspects of the match most football fans in the world would be looking forward to. The first is how Jack Grealish would perform in his first Premier League game with Manchester City.
Recall that Manchester City paid a whopping £100 million to sign the 25-year-old English left-winger from Aston Villa this summer. In less than a week after he sealed the 5-year deal, he played for Man City as a substitute in a Community Shield game against Leicester City. Unfortunately for him, Leicester City won the game by a lone goal.
Hence, the Premier League game between City and Spurs would be another chance for Grealish to prove that he is worth being called the most expensive British footballer in the history of football.
The second aspect of the game that most football fans across the world are looking forward to is the body language of Harry Kane during the league game.
Coach Nuno has confirmed that the England and Tottenham captain would be available for the game which means there is a possibility that Kane would play against Manchester City.
Though Harry Kane has played against Manchester City severally, the Premier League opener on Sunday would be a very special one for football fans to watch. Recall that Manchester City have been trying to get the services of Harry Kane since the striker said he wanted to leave Spurs.
City have gone as far as making an opening bid worth £100 million for the English football star which Tottenham Hotspur rejected. Yet, that did not stop Manchester City from continuing to push for Kane’s signature.
🗣️ "If Tottenham don't want to negotiate it is finished"— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 6, 2021
🗣️ "Harry Kane is an extraordinary striker and of course we are interested in him"
Pep Guardiola has the latest on Manchester City's interest in Harry Kane pic.twitter.com/8AUTqJTjCh
The England international is reportedly worth above £120 million in the transfer market which means that once City agree to pay above £120m, Kane might head straight to City before this summer transfer window closes.
As for Kane, though he has said he is still loyal to Tottenham since he still has three years left on his contract with his childhood club, he is making every effort to ensure that he leaves Spurs this summer.
Recall that after Kane’s post-Euro 2020 break, he refused to turn up at Tottenham which confirmed how much he wanted to leave the club. Afterward, coach Nuno confirmed that Harry Kane is with Spurs.
Harry Kane refuses to train for Spurs pic.twitter.com/Hd4bIGkA4z— Darren Farley (@DFImpressionist) August 2, 2021
In his recent interview with Sky Sports, the Portuguese tactician confirmed that Harry Kane would be in his squad ahead of Manchester City’s visit to Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
When asked about Kane’s availability for the Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City Premier League opener on Sunday, Nuno said: “All the players in the squad that works daily will be options for us, then it’s up to us to decide.”
On how Tottenham is trying to settle the disagreement between them and Kane, Nuno stressed on Monday that there was going to be a discussion involving him and Kane.
“First of all we have to speak,” Nuno said. “This is going to happen today, and after that, we hope to solve all the situations.
“It’s not about that (Kane’s late return), it’s about what we have to do to solve the situation – this is important.
“We have to solve it together, everybody involved has to solve it together – speaking, having a nice conversation and putting our opinions, but everybody together.”