The striker is strongly in the attention of the reigning Premier League champions who start the season opener on Sunday
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has no doubt that Harry Kane will continue to show a professional attitude despite constant transfer links to Manchester City.
Kane reports £ 127 million ($ 175 million) from City and is apparently keen to move on after spending his entire career in North London.
The two teams now meet in the first game of the new Premier League season and Lloris rejects the concern that the striker will not be touched by the field.
What was said?
“Harry is a professional and he’s here with a smile,” Lloris told reporters.
‘There’s a situation in the air, we can not hide it, but it belongs to him and the club. I’m just focused on the team, and if the manager needs him, he will be professional. ”
Lloris also insisted the transfer saga cast no shadow over Tottenham’s preparations for the season.
“The priority is the team, the start of the season and the rest we are trying to separate,” he added.
‘The most important thing for me as captain and player is to see how my teammates go in the same direction together. But we are in a time when many things can happen.
‘This is also the message from the manager, he just wants players to focus on training sessions and on the competition, and then we’ll see what happens. As a player, teammate, I have no words to say. It’s up to the club and Harry to find a solution. “
The bigger picture
Kane was late in the preseason and said he was ready to leave Spurs, but the player himself explained that the timing of his return had been agreed with new boss Nuno Espirito Santo.
“Although I do not want to go into the details of the situation, I want to explain that I have never, and never refused to practice. I will return tomorrow, as planned,” the forward explained at the beginning of August.
“I will do nothing to jeopardize the relationship I have with the fans who supported me so steadfastly during my time at the club. It has always been the case as it is today.”
Nuno also suppressed fears of a break in the run-up to Sunday’s clash, while revealing that Kane could take on City.
“It’s not about that,” he said of the timing of Kane’s return. “It’s about what we need to do to resolve the situation – it’s important.
“First we have to talk. This is going to happen today (Monday) and after that we hope to resolve all situations.
“We have to solve it together, everyone involved has to solve it together, talk, have a good conversation and express our opinions. But all together. ”