Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane, has admitted he was “hurt” by comments criticizing his professionalism.
This comes amid reports that he skipped training as his push to leave the club continues.
Kane was due to return to this week after being given an extended break following his participation in Euro 2020, but the striker did not attend.
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The 28-year-old has now said in a statement that he would return to training on Saturday.
He insisted he would not want to “jeopardise” his relationship with the club’s fans.
“It’s almost 10 years since I made my Spurs debut. For every one of those years, you – the fans – have shown me total support and love.
“That’s why it hurts to read some of the comments that have been made this week, questioning my professionalism.
“While I won’t go into the specifics of the situation, I want to clarify that I would never, and have never, refused to train. I will be returning to the club tomorrow [Saturday], as planned,” Kane said.
Manchester City are the front-runners for Kane’s signature, with Manchester United and Chelsea also monitoring the situation.