Nuno’s response to Harry Kane’s Manchester City transfer inquiry is enigmatic.
Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has remained tight-lipped about the matter.
Following Wednesday’s pre-season friendly against Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur head coach Nuno Espirito Santo declined to discuss Harry Kane’s future. The 28-year-old has been linked with Manchester City for some time and has missed three days of pre-season training.
At Stamford Bridge, Tottenham battled back from a two-goal deficit to tie 2-2 with Chelsea.
Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn scored second-half goals to cancel out Hakim Ziyech’s double in west London.
Son Heung-min was the visitors’ striker for the entire 90 minutes, with Kane’s absence noticeable.
Nuno was questioned about Kane’s future at Spurs after full-time, which should come as no surprise.
“I’m sorry, but I’m not going to talk about Harry Kane right now,” he told the press. Let’s talk about the game. Have you seen it?
“It’s not that I’m not interested in commenting. I believe that we should discuss all of the issues concerning Harry within to avoid any public debate.
“We need to tackle the problem, but first we need to fix it between us.”
Despite Spurs’ obstinacy and the expected arrival of Jack Grealish, City are still optimistic about landing Kane, according to the Daily Star.
Grealish is expected to join City from Aston Villa for a British record fee of £100 million, a figure City will have to match in order to acquire Kane.
The drama might heat up this week, with the Star reporting that the England captain will meet with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy for crunch discussions this week.
Kane is anticipated to reaffirm his desire to leave north London in quest of silverware while his career is still young.
Nuno’s decision to keep quiet about the matter is understandable given that he has yet to meet Kane at Hotspur Way.
That meeting is expected to take place later this week, in what Nuno hopes will be the start of a fruitful relationship at the club.
However, Kane appears to have made up his mind, and City will most likely now play the waiting game until Levy succumbs to Kane’s pressure.
With the start of the season only a week away, all parties will want to resolve the situation as soon as possible.