Gary Neville disagrees with Harry Kane’s decision not to turn up for Tottenham Hotspur’s pre-season tests that were scheduled on Monday.
Kane is currently pushing for a Spurs exit as he has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester City this summer. The Londoners are reportedly asking for a fee of around £160m.
The striker went on a short holiday after Euro 2020, but he was due to return to Tottenham for pre-season tests on Monday (August 2).
It was revealed that Kane did not show up for the tests. He also failed to report to the Spurs training ground on Tuesday.
It has since been reported that Kane is due to return to training by the end of this week.
Neville was asked about Kane’s situation during his appearance on Sky Sports News (as cited by HITC). He believes that the striker should have returned to training as planned:
“You have to turn up, you have to respect your teammates. Your teammates in the dressing room, they are all there doing pre-season,” Neville said.
“So I always think that Harry Kane has got to get back in quickly and get back with those lads running around the pitch.
“As much as he wants to leave, as much as he thinks that he might have been hard done to, as much as he is annoyed with the guy who is making the decisions, he has got to get back in with his teammates because they are professional players as well.”
After it was revealed that Kane missed the tests, Harry Redknapp suggested that these antics will not change Levy’s mind on the transfer:
“You wouldn’t have expected that. You’d have just thought he’d have turned up and had a meeting with Daniel [Levy] again. I’m sure his advisers are meeting with Daniel [Levy] anyway and got it sorted out.
“I was a bit surprised. I’m sure he’ll come into training today [Tuesday] when the training starts but not the best way to go about it really. He’s so loved at Tottenham, it’d be a shame if that got spoilt. It shouldn’t do because of what he’s done and how much he loves the club.
“He [Kane] just feels I think now that it’s time to move but he’s got to go about it in the right way. His agents have got to sit down with Daniel [Levy] and try to [sort it out],” Redknapp continued.
“At the end of the day, unless Daniel gets the money that he wants, it isn’t going to happen. If he wants £150million and someone is offering £130million-£140million, it’s not going to get him. Daniel won’t budge.”