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“Difficult to take” – Player breaks silence after failed Man City move over the summer

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Harry Kane has finally spoken out about his failed move to Manchester City, revealing that the situation was “difficult to take” due to the media scrutiny and toll it had on his mental health.

City wanted Kane to replace Sergio Aguero who was released at the end of last season and went on to join Barcelona, but they failed to match Tottenham’s asking price before the summer transfer window shut.

Kane did everything to force the move, from turning up late to pre-season, to having private talks with Daniel Levy and finally to his desire to leave becoming public knowledge, but Spurs held firm.

And although Kane’s agent and eldest brother Charlie was criticised for the tactics deployed that ultimately didn’t work, Harry defended him in quotes reported by the Guardian.

He said: “Whatever the circumstance, whenever there is stuff being written about your family, it’s always maybe a little bit difficult to take, especially when it’s stuff that’s negative.

“In the summer there was a lot of stuff about my brother being my agent. That’s where we stick together. I know what he does for me as an agent, I know what he does for me as a brother and that’s all that matters. The rest is just noise.”

Kane has gone on to make 16 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham this season, scoring seven goals with two assists. The 28-year-old has netted only once in 10 Premier League games, however, so he’s not having the best campaign in North London.

It doesn’t appear City will return to Kane in January or the following summer, so they might have missed the board for good. Gabriel Jesus, Ferran Torres and Raheem Sterling have taken turns leading the line in Aguero’s absence.

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