Harry Kane did not show up on Monday morning at Tottenham’s training ground, where he was due to report after a post-Euro 2020 break. Rio Ferdinand has joked about what would happen if Paul Pogba did the same at Manchester United.
The England striker made his intention clear at the end of last season, in an exclusive interview with Gary Neville on a golf course, but it appears Spurs have let it known they have no intention of selling up.
According to Sky Sports, a bid from Man City worth £100 million has been turned down this summer.
Kane was due to attend a number of tests this morning, including one for COVID, but the Guardian claim the player believes he has a gentleman’s agreement with the club which permits him to join a new club this summer.
I can imagine Daniel Levy is a hard man to get a gentleman’s agreement out of, unless it truly benefits himself, and ultimately, he will stress Kane is under contract.
Moving on to Pogba, nobody really knows what the future holds for the United midfielder. Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth believes the Frenchman sees a long-term future at Old Trafford but wants to weigh up his options first.
The problem for United is Pogba has just 12 months left on his contract and is free to negotiation with European clubs in January.
He is not a player United can afford to lose on a Bosman.
Ferdinand made a joke after the Kane reports – to question how people would react differently had it been Pogba refusing to show up at Carrington when he was due to return.
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) August 2, 2021
The former United defender tweeted: “Let @paulpogba not turn up for @ManUtd training and see how the English media and fans go mad!
“Helicopters & police forces out searching his location immediately.”