Harry Kane releases statement after fan criticism for "refusing to train"
"I would never, and have never, refused to train."
Harry Kane has broken his silence since news emerged that the England striker did not turn up for training at the start of the week with Spurs.
The 28-year-old has been at the centre of rumours linking him with a move away from the club, and it was reported earlier this week that he had not turned up for training with the rest of the squad.
However, Kane has now rubbished these suggestions, saying that he has never refused to train and will be returning to the club on Saturday "as planned."
The full statement reads: It's almost ten years since I made my Spurs debut. For every one of those years, you - the fans - have shown me total support and love.
"That's why it hurts to read some of the comments that have been made this week, questioning my professionalism.
"While I won't go into the specifics of the situation, I want to clarify that I would never, and have never, refused to train. I will be returning to the club tomorrow, as planned.
"I wouldn't do anything to jeopardise the relationship I have with the fans who have given me such unwavering support during my time with the club. this has always been the case as it is today.
— Harry Kane (@HKane) August 6, 2021
Kane has been heavily linked with Manchester City in particular, with the first rumours of him wanting to leave emerging before the end of last season.
Tottenham's first game of the season is on August 15, when they play at home against, yep you've guessed it, the defending champions Man City.