Sanchez ready to welcome Kane back

Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez has stressed that the squad will have no problem welcoming Harry Kane back to the side, despite continuing to push himself away from the club.

Kane’s future has dominated headlines for a few weeks now after he did not show training in the hope of forcing a move to Manchester City – a transfer he still hopes will go through but looks less and less likely with each passing day.

Chairman Daniel Levy is not prepared to sell Kane to an English side and would require at least £ 150 million to sell the striker, which is about £ 20 million more than City are willing to pay.

All indications are that Kane will remain a Spurs player beyond this summer, and Sanchez has insisted that the rest of the squad will have no problem welcoming him back to the fold.

“Harry is the world’s top nine. There’s no doubt about it. If someone says otherwise, they just do not understand football,” he said (via

“I’m his teammate so I can not immerse myself in the situation because it’s a situation that is being discussed between Harry and the people above. We’re only here to support him and if anything happens we will always be on his side.

“If he has the chance to be with us on the pitch, he will of course help us, there is no doubt about that.

“Everyone here knows how professional he is and no one can doubt how good he is as a player, how good he is as a person and his professionalism, as I say.

“We are just on his side and all decisions that happen or he makes then we will support him because he gives everything for the club. In my position he helps me a lot as a player and as a captain he has been very humble and is a very good “I could go on, I will never stop talking about how good he is as a person.”

Kane’s return to the field could come on Thursday as he has joined Nuno Espirito Santos’ 25-man squad to face Pacos de Ferreira in the Europa Conference League play-offs on Thursday.

On the new boss, Sanchez added: “Of course [I’m excited to work with him]. When a new boss comes, everyone is happy because there are many changes, new challenges and we want to help him.

“Whoever plays, we are together, we pull in the same direction to help the club. Everyone has a big challenge this season. Maybe a few have not put us in the race but we will definitely fight for the right to be there.

Sanchez is ready to see Kane return / Chloe Knott – Danehouse / Getty Images

“We believe in each other, we want to see how far we can go, we take it game by game as always. Day by day at the beginning of the season, wins like this at the beginning of the campaign can mean a lot, we have beaten the champions but it is the first match.

“The competition starts now. There are three big points but there is so far left and everyone can understand it.”

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