HARRY KANE has further angered Tottenham after disobeying orders to return from his holiday.
The wantaway England captain has extended his break by flying to Florida and will not report for Spurs pre-season training until next week at the earliest.
Kane had already left Spurs chairman Daniel Levy fuming after he failed to report at Hotspur Way for testing on Monday in a bid to force through his £160million move to Manchester City.
But Tottenham are also dismayed at Kane’s decision to extend his holiday after the striker was told, like all his team-mates, that overseas trips needed to take into account Government quarantine rules.
Rather than return in time to be clear to report back for work at the start of this week, Kane opted to delay coming back to the UK and is still in Florida.
The 28-year-old will only be free to go to work once he has flown home, passed a five-day quarantine period and taken a Covid-19 release test.
As a result of Kane’s decision, Spurs are hardening their resolve not to be bullied into selling.
And Kane faces the prospect of having to submit a formal transfer request if his tactic of going AWOL does not work.
New Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo stated last month Kane would not leave the club this summer – even though the pair had not spoken.
But Nuno is now working on the basis he will not be able to call on last season’s Premier League Golden Boot winner for the opening day clash with Pep Guardiola’s men on August 15 and even the second game at former club Wolves a week later.
Kane has been warned he is going the wrong way about getting out of Spurs by former striker Darren Bent – who has himself been through the frustration of Levy holding up a move.
Bent’s move from Tottenham to Sunderland in 2009 was held up by Levy playing hard-ball, and he says upsetting the chairman is not the way to get out.
Bent said: “He is under contract and he should act in the right way in terms of showing up.
“Be with your team-mates, do your testing, whatever you’ve got to do. He should show up.
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“I 100 per cent understand his frustration. He wants to move, he’s made it abundantly clear he wants to leave, but I think there’s a right way to go about things.
“Unfortunately he’s at a club where he can kind of sulk and not turn up to training but that won’t solve things, that won’t soften Daniel Levy’s stance.
“He’s got three years left on his contract. He should be turning up to training and honouring his contract but I do understand his frustration.”
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