The England captain confirmed his commitment to Spurs in a Twitter post, having spent the last few months pushing for a move to City that did not materialize.
Kane said: “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. Hands clapping sign.
“I will stay at Tottenham this summer and I will be 100% focused on the success of the team. “
Spurs president Daniel Levy was adamant. Kane was not for sale and it looks like he got his wish. Kane and Levy disagreed over the exact nature of their conversations last summer.
Levy believed the ‘gentleman’s agreement’ was that Kane would only be sold to a foreign club – unless an ‘incredible’ offer was made by a Premier League side. Kane believed the proposal had been presented in subsequent meetings much more recently and, most importantly, he never agreed, insisting that they were sticking to the original plan.
City needed to go the extra mile to sign Kane before the window closes at 11 p.m. next Tuesday, but Levy has not dropped his assessment or given in to any pressure on the forward’s future. Sources believe Levy could even turn down an offer of nearly £ 150million for Kane, despite the figure previously cited as his asking price for the 28-year-old.
City will now face the choice of not signing a striker or considering an alternative. Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic, who was a target for Tottenham, has reportedly been considered by City.
More to follow, including live reaction from all of English football.