Harry Kane confirms he is staying at Tottenham

Manchester City had been tipped to make a move for Harry Kane, but the striker has announced he will not be leaving Tottenham this month.

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Updated - 26 August 2021 12:22 pm

Harry Kane has confirmed that he is "100 per cent focused" on Tottenham and will not be leaving the club during this transfer window. The England captain has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester City since admitting in May he had reached a "crossroads" in his Spurs career.

Kane was not included in Tottenham's squad for their first two games of the season as the speculation mounted, but he returned as a second-half substitute in Sunday's win at Wolves. The 28-year-old, who is under contract until June 2024, took to social media on Wednesday to declare that he will not be going anywhere before the transfer window closes on August 31.

"It was incredible to see the reception from the Spurs fans on Sunday and to read some of the messages of support I've had in the last few weeks," he said.

"I will be staying at Tottenham this summer and will be 100% focused on helping the team achieve success. #COYS"

Kane finished as the leading goalscorer (23) and provided the most assists (14) in the Premier League last term, but could only help Spurs to a disappointing seventh-placed finish.

Talk of a possible big-money switch to City surfaced soon after, while Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United were also rumoured to have shown an interest. City were always considered to be the frontrunners to sign Kane, however, with boss Pep Guardiola recently admitting the champions would be keen if Spurs were open to offers.

But Kane's declaration that he is committed to Spurs until at least January is a huge boost for Nuno Espirito Santo, who has had to constantly fend off questions regarding his star player's future.

Kane has spent 17 years with Tottenham, which includes four loan spells out on loan, and has scored 221 goals in 337 appearances for the north London club.

He is one of three players to have finished as the Premier League's top scorer three times or more, along with Thierry Henry (four occasions) and Alan Shearer.

The Walthamstow-born striker's 37 goal involvements last season were his most across a league campaign in his career to date, while his 14 assists doubled a previous high of seven in 2016-17.

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