Nuno Espirito Santo declares Harry Kane’s transfer streak ‘COMPLETED’ after the Spurs captain confirms he will stay despite having fished for £150m at Man City… and now he expects his star man to be motivated are for the coming season
- Harry Kane’s £150m move to Manchester City has become the saga of the summer
- But the Tottenham skipper has confirmed he will stay with the club this season
- City’s formal £100m offer in June included £75m upfront and was rejected
- Nuno Espirito Santo now expects Kane to be motivated for the upcoming season
Nuno Espirito Santo has praised Harry Kane’s decision to stay at Tottenham for the foreseeable future, declaring the saga “finished” and expecting to see him motivated for the season ahead.
“Great news,” said Spurs boss Nuno, following Kane’s statement on social media. ‘Fantastic news for everyone. It’s over, Harry is going to be with us. It’s good that this problem is over and we can just keep going.
‘We are all very happy. One of the best players in the world. We are all delighted to have another option for the season ahead. I spoke to him as I speak to all players and said ‘let’s get ready to help the team’.’
Nuno Espirito Santo (right) has praised Harry Kane’s (left) decision to stay with Tottenham for now
Kane admitted defeat on his reported £150m move to Manchester City and will join Spurs . stay
Kane trained with the team for the second leg of the Europa Conference League play-off against Pacos de Ferreira on Thursday. Spurs are 1-0 down after the first leg.
“He worked today and he is an option for tomorrow, let’s see,” Nuno said. “He’s worked since Harry came to us, so this is what we appreciate. His attitude during workouts was great.
“It’s up to us and everyone, the player himself, to get his motivation. There should be no doubt about the motivation to play for Spurs, a great club, a good team.
‘We are in a process and we need everyone involved.’
Espirito Santo declared the transfer saga ‘finished’ and expects his striker to be motivated
England captain Kane has made little secret of his desire to leave Tottenham to pursue his professional ambitions to win trophies and play in the Champions League.
At 28, he was looking at a move to Manchester City, but he has three years left on his contract and the Premier League champions have failed to come close to the £160m asking price.
Kane has resigned to remain with Spurs for the time being, although he only referred to the summer in his statement and did not commit to the entire season.
Kane’s move to Pep Guardiola’s City has become the biggest transfer saga of the summer
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has worked hard to keep his star
“I’m not worried at all,” Nuno said. ‘It’s day to day. He is an option for tomorrow and this is the only and this is my only thought, to try to make the best decisions to help the team tomorrow and Harry is one of the options.”
Goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini said the confirmation of Kane’s decision to stay was well received in the dressing room.
“We are all very happy,” said Gollini. “You know how good Harry is as a player and how important he is to this club and this team. For me he is definitely one of the best strikers in the world, so it is very big and important news for us and for Tottenham fans.”