Harry Kane included in Tottenham’s Europa League squad
Harry Kane is included in Tottenham’s Europa League squad amid transfer speculation with Manchester City. Harry Kane takes no part in Tottenham’s 1-0 victory over Pep Guardiola men on Sunday and he remains heavily linked with a transfer to Manchester City.
Tottenham head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has included Harry Kane has been included in Tottenham’s squad for the Europa Conference League play-off tie versus Pacos de Ferreira.
The 28 years old England striker didn’t take any part in the Spurs’ 1-0 victory over Manchester City on Sunday afternoon and he remains heavily linked with a transfer to Etihad.
According to Mirror, Manchester City saw a £100million bid for the England captain rejected earlier this summer, with Tottenham Spurs chairman Daniel Levy holding out for a fee in the region of £150million.
Tottenham Spurs new head coach Nuno Espirito Santo’s decision to omit Harry Kane from his squad to face Manchester City heightened speculation the striker could leave his boyhood club this summer, given he returned to full training last Friday.
The Tottenham hitman returned to full team training on Friday after a spell doing individual work but Kane could return to action on Thursday for the play-off tie against Portuguese club Pacos de Ferreira, although Serge Aurier and Tanguy Ndombele will not be involved after they were left out of the squad.
Speaking after Spurs stunned City thanks to Son Heung-min’s second-half strike, Nuno told Kane he must be fit and firing for when he returns to the fold.
“Harry Kane is one of the best players in the world, so we are very lucky to have him,” said the Tottenham boss. “He has to get ready and help the team.
Nuno Espirito further said “We still have to go to Portugal and then we think about Wolves [on Sunday]. Harry worked this morning, is preparing himself and when he is ready he will join the group and help the team.”
In Kane’s absence, Son produced a brilliant performance to condemn Pep Guardiola’s side to defeat in their opening game.
He stressed that “Sonny and the talent that he has is amazing,” said Nuno of Spurs’ No.7. “I truly believe that he is versatile enough to play and develop the tasks in all of the positions upfront.
“He is dynamic, he has speed and he knows the game. Sonny can find the gaps, the spaces and he is a killer. I believe he will do better in the future.”
Pep Guardiola, meanwhile, admitted Manchester City were off the pace at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium but was keen to highlight “it is a long season”.
“Two days ago was the first day we were together so I know players need time to come back mentally,” said the Spaniard.
Harry Kane official stats during Euro 2020
Type of goal: 2 Head 0 Left foot 2 Right foot
Total attempts: 15
Minutes played: 649′