Harry Kane announced on Wednesday that he will remain at Tottenham this season, ending speculation over his future with Manchester City interested in the England captain.
Kane had made it clear his desire to leave his childhood club in an effort to end his wait for the first trophy of his career.
However, the 28-year-old was greeted warmly by Tottenham’s support as he made his first appearance of the season as a substitute in a 1-0 win over Wolves last weekend.
“It was amazing to see the welcome from Spurs fans on Sunday and to read some of the supportive messages I have received over the past few weeks,” he posted on Twitter.
“I will stay at Tottenham this summer and I will be 100% focused on the success of the team. “
Kane is Tottenham’s second-highest goalscorer in history with 221, just 45 off the record Jimmy Graves held.
Still, his prolific record couldn’t end the North London club’s 13-year wait for silverware.
He has three more years to go on a six-year contract signed in 2018 that left Spurs chairman Daniel Levy with the power to demand fees well above the record £ 100million ($ 137million). ) in the Premier League which City paid Aston Villa for Jack Grealish earlier this month.
Levy is hopeful that keeping Kane can help send Tottenham back to the Champions League next season after missing the game for the past two years.
Spurs got off to a good start under new manager Nuno Espirito Santo, beating City 1-0 without their star striker on the opening weekend of the season before extending their start 100% at Molineux.
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