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After months of intense speculation and all kinds of rumours flying in the air, Harry Kane has finally spoken out about his future. In a tweet sent out by the striker himself, the 28-year-old confirmed that he is staying with Spurs and “100% focused” on helping the team achieve its goals.



It is an emphatic statement from the man himself which will be a huge boost for new boss Nuno Espirito Santo as well as the squad with the aim of bettering last season’s disappointment. 



The likeliest suitor for Kane was Manchester City who are very much interested in buying a new striker. They already had two official bids rejected by Spurs at €122m and €150m. With murmurs of City still fancying Kane but clearly needing a higher price, they were said to be preparing a new improved bid.



However, the impasse with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy who had steadfastly maintained Kane was not going anywhere meant that City were running out of time. That is when sensational news reports started coming out yesterday that Cristiano Ronaldo was angling for a move to the Etihad.



Once considered an unthinkable transfer, City are said to have no problems paying his wages. What they do not want is paying a substantial amount of transfer fee and with Ronaldo reported to be looking for a change of scenery, it makes sense.



Is this the actual reason for City dropping their interest in Kane? Ronaldo might be a more easier transfer move than Kane, given he only has one year left on his current deal and has given no indication of renewing further with Juventus. 



With Kane set to stay, it now presents a much clearer view of how Spurs can move ahead. After consecutive 1-0 wins to start the Premier League, they now have to overturn the first-leg deficit against Pacos de Ferreira for qualification to the UEFA Europa Conference League, a match where Kane was not involved. 



Santo for his part had also long said that what matters is Kane training with the team and how he has not forced a transfer away. Though he missed rejoining the team for a few days, leading everyone to believe his end at Spurs was nigh, Kane himself posted soon after that people were commenting without knowing all the details on why he did it.



It now seems clear that he was always going to remain after the first negotiations with City fell through. Having come on as a substitute against Wolves last weekend, it is only a matter of time before he starts firing once again. 

Ratul Ghosh
His name means Red and a fan of devilish food, which equals to his favourite team being Manchester United. Can be found sleeping or in front of the TV otherwise. Hates waking up early but loves staying up late for football.

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