Harry Kane has missed the start of Tottenham’s pre-season because he is in quarantine after his return from holiday.
The prolific goalscorer went on a family break to the Bahamas following Tottenham’s final game of the season against Crystal Palace on July 26.
The Bahamas were not on the UK’s quarantine list when Kane arrived there, but the travel restrictions changed on August 8, meaning the England captain was required to quarantine for 14 days upon his return to England.
Jose Mourinho’s players returned to pre-season training towards the end of last week but Kane is still to rejoin his team-mates as he finishes his period of self-isolation.
The Tottenham talisman, however, should be in a position to return to the club’s Enfield HQ at some point next week.
His absence should not have a drastic impact on Mourinho’s preparations, which start at home to Ipswich on Saturday.
Kane is known to keep himself in optimal shape during the close season. Indeed, he posted a video of himself training on his Instagram account last week, while on holiday.
However, it does cause obvious disruption to Spurs with the new season just round the corner.
Kane’s quarantine period should not have any consequences for England’s forthcoming Nations League games against Iceland and Denmark, with Gareth Southgate’s skipper still expected to be named in next week’s squad.