Harry Kane would no longer leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer after a series of back and forth between him and the London-based club.
Kane’s announcement which came via Twitter earlier today, August 25, 2021, is expected to open the door for the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester City.
Recall that before Harry Kane joined Up with the Three Lions of England ahead of the European Championship (Euro 2020), in June 2021, the England captain said he wanted to leave Tottenham to a more ambitious club.
Earlier in July, Manchester City made an initial 100 million bid for his services but Tottenham Hotspur turned it down.
Shortly after, a report came out claiming that Henry Kane said he would not resume to Tottenham Hotspur for the 2021-2022 preseason training which he did after his post-Euro 2020 break.
Amid the saga, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy insisted that the club was not planning to sell the England international who still has three years left on his contract with Spurs.
Despite that, speculation continued to make the rounds claiming that Manchester City are planning to make an improved offer for Kane’s services.
The speculation didn’t stop even after Manchester City had signed Jack Grealish from Aston Villa for £100 million which is a British transfer record.
On Sunday, August 22, 2021, Harry Kane played his first game for Tottenham Hotspur from the bench this season amidst the transfer saga. The game which was against Wolves ended 1-0 in favor of Spurs.
On Wednesday, August 25, Kane took to his Twitter page to announce that he would no longer leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer. His announcement is expected to end the speculation linking him with a move to Manchester City for at least this season.
Kane tweeted: “It was incredible to see the reception from the Spurs fans on Sunday and to read some of the messages of support I’ve had in the last few weeks.
“I will be staying at Tottenham this summer and will be 100% focused on helping the team achieve success.”
It was incredible to see the reception from the Spurs fans on Sunday and to read some of the messages of support I've had in the last few weeks. 👏⚽— Harry Kane (@HKane) August 25, 2021
I will be staying at Tottenham this summer and will be 100% focused on helping the team achieve success. #COYS pic.twitter.com/uTN78tHlk1
On the other hand, the fact that Harry Kane would not be able to join Manchester City this summer could mean that Cristiano Ronaldo might join Manchester City this summer.
The 36-year-old Portuguese football icon has less than a season left on his contract with Juventus and is reportedly willing to leave the club if the right offer comes.
Manchester City are reportedly planning a swap deal that could bring the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner to the Premier League club this summer in place of Harry Kane.
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