The striker was not even included on the bench for the home game against the Premier League champions
Harry Kane has been left out of the Tottenham squad to tackle Manchester City in their first Premier League game of the season.
The striker has been linked with a move away from the Spurs this summer, although it is reported that he is not considered fit to take part in Sunday’s match.
Instead, Heung-min Son will lead the attack for Nuno Espirito Santo’s first league game led by the north side of London, with Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura on wings and Dele Alli as assistant in attacking midfield. .
Why was Kane left out?
Purpose reported earlier in August that the 28-year-old was late for his summer holiday to train with the Spurs again, although he issued a statement denying that he refused to exercise with his teammates.
Spurs boss Nuno said Monday that Kane would be available for selection for the meeting with the Premier League champions.
However, Nuno spoke before the kick-off Sky Sports: ‘He has to work [on his fitness after returning late from his holiday]. He needs to keep working until he is ready to help the team.
“He does not need too many sessions. He must be fit.”
Asked if Kane was at the match, Nuno added: ‘He worked that morning, I do not know what he’s going to do [now]. “
What does the future hold for Kane?
The English star has been heavily linked with a move away from the Spurs this summer, with City the favorite to get him.
Purpose signed up in June that City have made an offer of £ 100 million ($ 139 million) to get him in the current transfer window.
But this week coach Pep Guardiola did not want to enter into an agreement asked at a press conference.
“He’s a Tottenham player, I’m not going to talk about him. I made an exception last time, usually I’m not talking about transfers,” he said.
Kane, who was at the top of the Premier League’s goal scorer and assist cards last season, has three years left on his contract with Spurs.