Kane has been heavily linked with a move to champions Pep Guardiola but has returned to Hotspur and is currently training on his own until Thursday due to isolation measures after returning from his vacation in the Bahamas.
There is a slim chance that the Tottenham talisman will be ready for the weekend against the squad very interested in securing his services this summer.
However, former West Ham goalkeeper Hislop warned Espirito Santo that including the 28-year-old in any capacity against Guardiola’s side would send the ‘wrong message’ to the rest of the football world regarding the power dynamics that exist in N17.
“If that’s the backdrop and there’s some truth to Spurs’ position on Harry Kane and his comeback, I don’t see how Nuno includes in his starting XI,” Hislop told ESPN.
“I just think it sends absolutely the wrong message. Having said that Harry Kane is in charge. That said Nuno has to do whatever Harry Kane dictates.
“So turn to that, that’s the message to the rest of the locker room and who’s in charge.”
“It’s, for me, something that, even with the arrival of a new manager, never really comes back. If this is his first salvo, you can’t afford to lose authority in the dressing room in your first official match in charge. “
football.london understands Daniel Levy will not consider selling his star man unless an offer of around £ 150million is made before the end of this transfer window by City.
Rumors have circulated that the England captain missed training in an attempt to force the departure of his childhood club this summer, but Kane recently hit back on social media with a statement in which he clarified his current position.
“It’s been almost ten years since I made my debut for Spurs. For each of these years you – the fans – have shown me total support and love, ”he said on his Twitter account.
“That’s why it hurts to read some of the comments that have been made this week, questioning my professionalism.
“Although I won’t go into the details of the situation, I want to make it clear that I never would and never refused to train.
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“I will return to the club tomorrow, as planned. I would not do anything to undermine the relationship I have with the fans who have given me unwavering support during my time at the club.
“This has always been the case as it is today. “
Kane has enjoyed a hugely productive 2020/21 campaign, scoring 33 goals and 17 assists in all competitions.