Tottenham v Manchester City: Harry Kane left out of Spurs squad for season opener


Harry Kane
Harry Kane has been at Tottenham since 2009

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is not in the squad for his side’s opening game of the Premier League season against Manchester City.

Kane has been heavily linked with a move to City, whose manager Pep Guardiola has previously declared his interest in signing the 28-year-old England captain.

Kane, who on Friday trained with the Spurs squad for the first time since returning from holiday, has made it known he wants to leave the club he joined as a schoolboy.

He returned late from his holiday and had a five-day quarantine period.

The striker was part of Gareth Southgate’s England squad who reached the final of Euro 2020 last month.

“He needs to work [on his fitness after returning late from his holiday]. He needs to keep on working until he’s ready to help the team,” Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo told Sky Sports.

“He doesn’t need too many sessions. He needs to be fit.”

Asked whether he would be at the game, Nuno added: “He worked in the morning. I don’t know what he’s going to do [now].”

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Tottenham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Lloris
  • 25Tanganga
  • 6D Sánchez
  • 15Dier
  • 3Reguilón
  • 5Højbjerg
  • 29Skipp
  • 27Lucas Moura
  • 20Alli
  • 23Bergwijn
  • 7Son Heung-Min

Substitutes

  • 2Doherty
  • 4Romero
  • 8Winks
  • 11Gil
  • 17Sissoko
  • 18Lo Celso
  • 22Gollini
  • 33Davies
  • 44Scarlett

Man City

Formation 4-3-3

  • 31Ederson
  • 27Cancelo
  • 3Rúben Dias
  • 6Aké
  • 22Mendy
  • 8Gündogan
  • 25Fernandinho
  • 10Grealish
  • 26Mahrez
  • 21Torres
  • 7Sterling

Substitutes

  • 2Walker
  • 5Stones
  • 9Gabriel Jesus
  • 11Zinchenko
  • 13Steffen
  • 14Laporte
  • 16Rodri
  • 17De Bruyne
  • 20Bernardo Silva

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