Jamie Carragher insists Harry Kane was WRONG not to turn up for training and risks ‘ruining his name at Spurs’ as he disagrees with Rio Ferdinand about the wantaway striker’s stubborn approach to getting a move away
- Harry Kane failed to turn up for Spurs training in a bid to force a move away
- The striker wants to leave the club this summer for Manchester City
- Daniel Levy is refusing to let the 28-year-old leave for anything under £150m
- Carragher said Kane is taking the ‘wrong’ approach and may ‘ruin’ his reputation
Jamie Carragher insisted that Harry Kane was ‘wrong’ not to turn up for training after the striker failed to report for his first day of pre-season in a bid to ramp up pressure on Daniel Levy to sanction a move for him this summer.
The 28-year-old striker laid down the clearest indication yet that he will fight tooth and nail to secure a move away from Tottenham with Kane having his heart set on joining Premier League champions Manchester City.
The forward, who has three years left on his contract, believes he has a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ with Levy but the Spurs chairman has made it clear he will not sell Kane for anything less than £150m.
Harry Kane failed to report for Spurs training as he made his intentions to leave clear
Jamie Carragher and Rio Ferdinand debated whether Kane was wrong not to show up
Levy’s hardball stance led Kane to take drastic action on Monday as he refused to turn up for Covid tests and pre-season training at Tottenham’s Enfield training centre.
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand suggested Kane was within his rights to take a stand if Levy is refusing to sell him against his wishes.
The BT Sport pundit wrote on Twitter: ‘I’m not saying Harry Kane and his tactics to leave are wrong (if we are to believe what’s being said).
‘Harry wants trophies and he isn’t getting any younger.’
But Carragher disagreed with his ex-England international and claimed that Kane is risking tarnishing his reputation at the club.
In response, Carragher said: ‘I disagree, it is wrong not to turn up for training.
Carragher disagreed with Ferdinand and claimed Kane is risking ruining his reputation
Daniel Levy is digging his heels in and refusing to sell Kane for anything less than £150m
‘We all know he wants to go and can totally understand why. But Harry should not ruin his name or relationship with the supporters who idolise him just to get the move.
‘Spurs will always be HIS club.’
Kane has established himself as a fan favourite, having enjoyed prolific seasons year on year since he first emerged in the first team back in 2014.
But the striker was brutally savaged by his own supporters over his stance on Monday, with some calling for him to be fined and banished to the reserves.
‘Fine him and stick him in the reserves. Absolute lack of professionalism. He’s happy to take the £200k per week the club pay him,’ one fan wrote on Twitter.
Another wrote: ‘If this is true Harry Kane should lose the England captaincy. The England captain should always be a role model for young players. And to not show up for training for the club that’s paying you! And you have a contract with is so disrespectful and unprofessional. Shame on Kane.’
‘If Kane doesn’t turn up at all, he can go no one’s bigger than the club. I fully support it if Levy plays him in the u23s or sells him,’ a third said.
Prolific striker Kane has his heart set on joining Premier League champions Manchester City
Tottenham fans savaged Kane over his ‘lack of professionalism’ and urged club to fine him
Kane revealed back in May he wants to quit Tottenham to fulfill his ambitions of winning trophies, but Levy is digging his heels in to keep him by slapping a huge £150m price tag on him.
City are his only realistic suitors but are currently prioritising a £100m deal for Jack Grealish and may not have the funds available to meet Levy’s demands.
Kane is yet to win a piece of silverware in his career despite being widely regarded as one of the best strikers on the planet.
In his 12 years at the Spurs, Kane has banged in 221 goals and is second on their all-time top scorer list behind club legend Jimmy Greaves.