Harry Kane: Spurs striker says 'conscience is clear' despite wanting Man City move

Harry Kane insists that his reputation at Tottenham is strong, despite trying to move to Manchester City during transfer window.
Kane was set to travel to the Etihad Stadium to collect a record amount earlier in the summer. He had returned late to preseason training, as rumors of a move swirled.

The speculation about his future was rife and the England captain posted last week on Twitter that he would be supporting Spurs for the future.

Kane answered talkSPORT's question about whether he believes the scandal surrounding his transfer has damaged his reputation. Anyone involved in football knows all the intricacies.

"I was calm about the situation. But when you're there and know the truth, your conscience is clear.

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"Throughout my entire career, I've experienced ups and downs starting at a young age and ending in where I am now. That's part of the journey.

"I was calm despite the noise around me. I was aware of the situation between me and the club, and that's how it will stay.

"Many people who know me will tell you that I am a professional athlete who has dedicated my life to the game. And that's what they'll continue to do."

"I'll be looking forward now, the goal has always been win silverware with Tottenham. It's that goal every year."

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Tottenham has signed right-back Emerson Royal, a Barcelona player, for 25.7 million.

Emerson signed a contract through 2026. He will be wearing the No 12 shirt at Spurs.

Spurs released the following statement: "We are delighted that Emerson Royal has signed from Barcelona. This is subject to international clearance as well as a work permit.

Image: Emerson was only resigned by Real Betis for Barcelona this summer

"The right-back signed a contract with us through 2026. He will be wearing the number 12 shirt." Emerson will fly to London from Spain this week.

Arsenal was also interested in Emerson's signing, but Emerson preferred to move to Spurs.

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Clubs have less time to get their business done. The summer transfer window closes on Tuesday, August 31, at 11 p.m. in England and midnight in Scotland. Sky Sports will be covering all of the Deadline Day drama.

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