Nuno Espirito Santo expects Harry Kane to stay at Spurs despite lack of trophies

Tottenham’s Harry Kane had stated his desire to leave the club ahead of Euro 2020.

Spurs new coach Nuno Espirito Santo is confident Harry Kane is committed to the club. A host of clubs, including Chelsea and Manchester United, are interested in signing the 27-year-old who has expressed his desire to leave this summer before Euro 2020.

In June, Manchester City made an offer for the striker of £100m, but the offer was rejected. Speaking at his first press conference as Spurs head coach, when asked if he expects to have Kane at the club for the beginning of the season, Nuno responded: “I have no doubts in my mind. What I wish is for Harry to recover well and have a good rest.


“When he arrives he will feel that he has to commit himself to become better. We are ambitious, we want to do well and we count on Harry to do that. Harry is our player, period. There is no need to talk about anything else. Now is the time for him to rest. When he returns we can have a good conversation. I am looking forward to him joining the group,” he added.

The 27-year-old striker has three years remaining on his Tottenham contract, but despite scoring 23 goals in the Premier League last season and subsequently winning the league’s Golden Boot award, he still has not won a major trophy. Spurs finished seventh in the Premier League and lost the Carabao Cup final to Manchester City at the end of the 2020/21 season.

During the summer, the Spurs hierarchy held talks with Antonio Conte, Mauricio Pochettino, Paulo Fonseca, Gennaro Gattuso and Julen Lopetegui before the appointment of Nuno.