The former Manchester United icon has shed light on why he thinks Harry Kane’s days as a Tottenham player are numbered after he missed his side’s memorable victory over Man City
Kane has long been touted with a move to Manchester City, who made the trip to the Tottenham Hotspur stadium this evening only to be defeated by Nuno Espirito Santo’s men in what was the Portuguese manager’s first game in charge.
Spurs star Kane failed to make the match-day squad after he was not deemed ready by Santo, with the striker playing catch-up to the rest of his teammates in terms of pre-season after the England skipper reportedly refused to train in a bid to force through a move to City, though he has since denied that claim.
A Kane-less Spurs ended up securing a vital three points in his absence, Son Heung-Min bagging the only goal of the game mid-way through the second half.
Neville commentated on the clash for Sky Sports, but his most striking comments came after the full-time whistle when he explained where he thinks Kane’s future lies.
When pressed on whether the fact Kane didn’t participate today means anything in terms of his long-term future, Neville said: “I just read into the fact that because he was not involved today, every other England player that has been part of the Euros I believe has been involved this weekend, whether it was from the bench or in the squad.
“Harry Kane would be here today.”
He continued, highlighting the fact that Kane was not spotted in the crowd as another factor that suggests he could be nearing a Tottenham exit after 16 years on the books of the club.
“I feel if there was no doubt over his future, I took into it that he has gone.
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“Him not being visible in the stadium, a prominent player, the most prominent Tottenham player, first game of the season not visible in this stadium, we have a lot of cameras and I bet they were searching for him everywhere and to not see him today is a surprise.”
Kane’s absence was inevitably picked up on by the home crowd, who first belted out a chorus of “Japhet Tanganga he’s one of our own”, a chant usually reserved for Kane himself, before addressing the striker directly with “Are you watching Harry Kane?”.
Man City have already seen one £100m bid rejected for Kane, but are thought to be tabling a second proposal worth £127m to try and tempt the hand of Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
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