Jamie Carragher insists it was WRONG that Harry Kane didn’t come to training and that he shouldn’t ruin his name at Tottenham just to get away because he disagrees with Rio Ferdinand over the attacker’s plan of action.
- Harry Kane failed to show up for Spurs training in an attempt to force a move
- The striker wants to leave the club this summer for Manchester City
- Daniel Levy refuses to let 28-year-old leave for just under £150m
- Carragher said Kane is taking the ‘wrong’ approach and could be ‘ruining’ his reputation
Jamie Carragher insisted Harry Kane was ‘wrong’ for not appearing in training after the striker failed to report for his first day of pre-season in a bid to increase pressure on Daniel Levy to sign a transfer for to approve it this summer.
The 28-year-old striker gave the clearest indication yet that he will fight tooth and nail to secure a transfer at Tottenham, with Kane set his sights on joining Premier League champions Manchester City.
The attacker, who has three years left on the contract, believes he has a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with Levy, but the Spurs chairman has made it clear he will not sell Kane for less than £150m.
Harry Kane failed to report to Spurs training because he made it clear he intended to leave
Jamie Carragher and Rio Ferdinand argued whether Kane was wrong for not showing up
Levy’s tough stance prompted Kane to take drastic action on Monday as he refused to show up for Covid testing and pre-season training at Tottenham Enfield’s training centre.
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand suggested Kane was within his rights to take a stance if Levy refuses to sell him against his will.
The BT Sport pundit wrote on Twitter: “I am not saying that Harry Kane and his tactics of leaving are wrong (if we are to believe what is being said).
“Harry wants trophies and he’s not getting any younger.”
But Carragher disagreed with his ex-international, claiming that Kane risks tarnishing his reputation at the club.
In response, Carragher said: “I don’t agree, it’s wrong not to show up for practice.
Carragher disagreed with Ferdinand, claiming Kane risks ruining his reputation
Daniel Levy digs his heels in the sand and refuses to sell Kane for less than £150m
“We all know he wants to go and we understand why. But Harry can’t ruin his name or relationship with the supporters who idolize him just to get moving.
“Spurs will always be HIS club.”
Kane has established himself as a fan favorite and has enjoyed prolific seasons year after year since he first appeared in the first team in 2014.
But the striker was brutally harassed by his own supporters on Monday for his stance, with some calling for a fine and banishment to the reserves.
‘Give him a fine and put him in the reserves. Absolute lack of professionalism. He is happy with the £200,000 a week the club is paying him,” a fan wrote on Twitter.
Another wrote: ‘If this is true Harry Kane should lose the England captaincy. The England captain should always be a role model for young players. And not to show up for the training of the club you pay! And what you have a contract with is so disrespectful and unprofessional. Shame about Kane.’
“If Kane doesn’t show up at all, he can go, no one is bigger than the club. I fully support if Levy plays him in the U23 or sells him,” said a third.
Prolific striker Kane has his sights set on joining Premier League champions Manchester City
Tottenham fans berated Kane for his ‘lack of professionalism’ and urged the club to fine him
Kane revealed in May that he wants to leave Tottenham to fulfill his aspirations of winning trophies, but Levy is putting his heels in the sand to keep him by giving him a massive £150m price tag.
City are his only realistic candidate but are currently prioritizing a £100m deal for Jack Grealish and may not have the money to meet Levy’s demands.
Kane has yet to win silverware in his career, despite being widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the world.
In his 12 years with Spurs, Kane has scored 221 goals and is second on their all-time top scorers list, behind club legend Jimmy Greaves.