The England captain informed Spurs of his wish to leave in May and although Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has confirmed his interest in the forward, no deal could be found between the two clubs.
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Kane confirmed his intention to stay at Spurs on Wednesday and Nuno thanks the club for not letting speculation become a distraction for the rest of the squad.
“I think we handled this situation well,” he said Friday at a press conference ahead of Sunday’s game against Watford. “We cannot control the situation that is going on with the press and expectations and we have been able to create a shield that protects us. We have to keep it simple but nothing can affect our relationship, nothing.
“Common sense says that whatever happens on the outside you cannot control and your expectations cannot be changed based on what people think.
“It creates a shield – a shield that respects the dialogue that means what we think and say stays here, just common sense. “
When asked if Levy had helped, Nuno replied, “This is what the shield is for. “
Despite Kane’s uncertain future this summer, Spurs have had a good start to the season and have won wins against City and Wolves in the Premier League.
Kane came back with a brace as Spurs reversed a 1-0 deficit to advance to the first group stage of the Europa League. They were drawn with Rennes, Vitesse and Mura in Group G.
Nuno also hinted that Spurs could still be active with transfers before the summer window closes next week.
“We are still deciding,” he added. “What we have [now] gives us enough comfort and confidence to be able to participate in all competitions.
« [The squad] must be balanced and we are in the process. Each club in each season has its own situation and we have to adapt, be versatile. ”