Harry Kane resumed training with his Tottenham teammates on Tuesday after completing his period of isolation as the England captain prepares to make his first appearance of the season in the Europa Conference League.
Kane was absent from Tottenham’s opening weekend win over Manchester City on Sunday after being forced to self-isolate after returning from vacation to the Bahamas, via Florida, and Spurs head coach Nuno Espírito Santo, later said he was waiting for the 28-year-old to “prepare and help the team” in the play-off against Portugal’s Paços de Ferreira on Thursday night.
City are still waiting to see whether Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will sell for less than their asking price of £ 150million and have prepared an offer worth € 150million (£ 127million) for the player who won his third Premier League Golden Boot last season.
It is understood that while Kane – who has three more years on his contract – is still keen to join City and believes he has a gentleman’s agreement with Levy that would allow him to move out, he is ready to return to work for the first time. since leading England to the Euro 2020 final.
Having been unable to rejoin his Spurs teammates as they prepared to face City last week because he was isolating himself, Kane is now set to make his first appearance under Nuno, at the Estádio Capital do Móvel with a capacity of 9,000 places, in the north of Portugal.
“Everyone knows how good he is, how he can affect games and how important he has been for Tottenham,” said team-mate Eric Dier. “It won’t change, but obviously we are more than one player. Tottenham is the most important thing and the players who play. We have to do the best we can with who’s playing.
Meanwhile, Internazionale are set to open talks with Lautaro Martínez on a new contract after turning down offers worth up to € 90million (£ 77million) from Spurs and Atlético Madrid. The 23-year-old scored 17 Serie A goals last season before helping Argentina win the Copa América.