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Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo confirms transfer plans as Harry Kane future uncertain

Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo confirms transfer plans as Harry Kane future uncertain

“Anything can happen in football and everything can happen so fast,” claimed the Tottenham manager. 

“This transfer window is difficult because of the Euros and what happened in the pandemic – and the struggles the clubs have had from this. 

“This has delayed things but, as a club, we’re aware of it and working on a daily basis. We have to be ready for whatever happens and to react, if necessary. 

“To improve our squad is not such an easy job. We have to be really accurate and clinical with what we bring in.” 

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Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo makes bold declaration in first press conference

Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo makes bold declaration in first press conference

Nuno Espirito Santo used his first press conference to promise Spurs fans a team they could be proud of. He also vowed to them that Harry Kane would be a part of it.

What he was short on was detail on how all this would be achieved.

“What we want is to make our fans proud, to make them enjoy their players, love their players, this is our focus, let’s make our fans proud, to create a good atmosphere, help the players throughout the season and every moment,” Santo said.

“I think they will enjoy.

“This is what I am telling the players, ‘Let’s enjoy ourselves’. 

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In a separate un-broadcast briefing, the Spurs talisman may not be at all surprised to learn that three times Santo refused to say whether Kane remaining at the club had actually been promised to him by chairman Daniel Levy as Manchester City plot to buy him.

Right now, Tottenham are a club lurching around trying to appease its fans while making fundamental mistakes in the direction they are taken.

The greedy decision to dispense with Mauricio Pochettino to try to get some sort of guarantee of success under Mourinho backfired spectacularly, then when they had a fleeting chance of some long-awaited silverware at least they sacked him without any plan for a replacement.

A hapless search for a new boss which turned its nose up at Santo initially scuffled down blind alley after blind alley, in the midst of which Levy was busy flirting with the big boys and signing up the European Super League.

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Now the agreed stance seems to be to ignore all that has happened.

“I cannot speak about what happened,” Santo said. “What I can tell you: I am so proud.

“The moment I had the phone call that I had a chance to have a meeting with Tottenham, everything changed. Everything in my perspective changed. I am where I wanted to be.”

Kane’s future remains the hot topic among Spurs fans, and Santo insisted that the club’s talismanic striker would remain at the club next season, even though he had not yet spoken to him personally.

However, Santo refused to say if Daniel Levy had made him any promises about the England captain’s future.

Unsurprisingly Kane, who has hinted all summer about the need to win trophies, was the main topic of conversation during the presser, and Santo was emphatic in his response.

“Harry is our player, period,” he said. “No need to talk about anything else.

“He has a hard job to do, totally committed to the national team, obviously, so this is why I decided not to speak to any of them.

”I will speak when they arrive. This is the right moment – in our own building, face to face, sitting down and to prepare our future together.”

The one thing Santo did say for certain was that club legend Gareth Bale would not be joining up for another spell on loan.

“He will not be part of our squad,” Santo said.

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Tottenham turn to ex-Man Utd transfer target to solve Nuno Espirito Santo’s major problem

Tottenham turn to ex-Man Utd transfer target to solve Nuno Espirito Santo's major problem

Tomiyasu may not be the only centre-back Nuno looks to bring in either, with the likes of Jules Kounde, Milan Skriniar and Jannik Vestergaard also on Tottenham’s radar.

Davinson Sanchez could well be on the move this summer, with the Colombian in line to be used as a makeweight for a deal to bring in Kounde from Sevilla.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Tottenham have reached an agreement for Kounde’s services which includes a €30million (£25.5m) fee and Sanchez going the other way in return.

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Tottenham chief Daniel Levy issues Nuno Espirito Santo with Harry Kane demand

Tottenham chief Daniel Levy issues Nuno Espirito Santo with Harry Kane demand

Tottenham chief Daniel Levy has reportedly told new head coach Nuno Espirito Santo he needs to build his new-look side around Harry Kane this summer, and that the forward will not be sold despite interest from Manchester City.

Kane continues to be linked with a move away from north London this summer.

The 27-year-old still has three years to run on his contract at Tottenham, but is believed to have told the club he wants out.

City are eager to sign him, with reports suggesting they’ve already tabled a bid in the region of £100million – with additional players included to keep the costs down.

However, Levy is adamant he won’t sell his star man, and is even more reluctant to sell to a Premier League rival.

Spurs are currently going through a rebuild following the sacking of Jose Mourinho, with Santo being officially unveiled as their new head coach last week.

And the new boss is said to have been given assurances that Kane will be a part of the squad for next season.

The Sun claims Levy has told Santo to build his team for next season around the England captain, and that Spurs have slapped an asking price of £150m on the forward.

Kane, who is currently away on international duty, is set to return to north London following the conclusion of England’s involvement in Euro 2020, and is set to discuss his plans with the club then.

Kane was asked earlier in the week about Santo’s appointment but was seemingly unwilling to give much away, instead choosing to shift the focus back on the national team.

He said: “Whenever a new manager comes in, I guess there’s a level of excitement around the club.

“Obviously I’ve not been there and not had any contact with him. I’m away with England now and my full focus is on here. Hopefully, we’ve got a week left.

“He’s a great manager and did a great job at Wolves and got them playing a really good way.”

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Tottenham eye Nuno Espirito Santo as Jose Mourinho replacement – EXCLUSIVE

Tottenham eye Nuno Espirito Santo as Jose Mourinho replacement - EXCLUSIVE
Chairman Daniel Levy is a major fan of the charismatic Wolves manager, who led the club out of the Championship three years ago and has taken them to the Europa League quarter-finals and two seventh-placed Premier League finishes.
Nuno signed a new deal at Wolves in September tying him to the club until 2023 – but has been linked with a move to Arsenal.

The former Valencia and Porto coach, now 47, has seen his team dip in form this season as injuries have struck, but are currently lying twelfth in the Premier league table, safe from any relegation fears.

Mourinho is under mounting pressure at Tottenham, after Sunday’s 3-1 defeat by Manchester United left them lying six points outside the Champions League places – and three away from the Europa League qualification slots.

Spurs can still get into Europe if they lift the Carabao Cup by beating Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday week, but even then they would only be in the Uefa Europa Conference League – not regarded as a top-level competition.

But Mourinho could register his club’s first trophy since 2008.

Spurs have seven league games left – and qualification for Europe’s major competitions will have a major bearing on whether Levy decides to stick with Mourinho.

Wolves’ season has been badly hit by injuries, with top scorer Raul Jimenez’ fractured skull in November a huge blow to Nuno’s plans.

There were reports in January that a frustrated Nuno had instructed his agent Jorge Mendes – also Mourinho’s agent – to look for another club.

Mourinho’s contract still has two years to run and it would cost Spurs a considerable amount in compensation to sack the Portuguese – but that figure would reportedly drop if they fail to qualify for Europe.

Nuno also has two years left on his deal – and the compensation to Wolves would cost around £8 million.

Spurs have also been linked with Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers and former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.

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