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Jamie Carragher Slams Harry Kane's Decision to Skip Tottenham Training and Says He "Will Ruin His Name"

Harry Kane failed to turn up for Spurs training in a bid to force a move away
Harry Kane failed to turn up for Spurs training in a bid to force a move away / Visionhaus/Getty Images

Jamie Carragher has insisted that Harry Kane's decision to not turn up for his first day of pre-season training with Tottenham was "wrong" and that he may "ruin" his reputation.

Kane declared his intention to leave Spurs at the start of the summer and has been linked with a move to Premier League champions, Manchester City. The England international has three years left on his contract, and Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy, has made it clear he will not sell Kane for anything less than £150m.

As their standoff continues, Kane refused to turn up for pre-season training at Tottenham's Enfield training center on Monday. Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand suggested that Kane had all the right to take a stand. He wrote on Twitter: "I'm not saying Harry Kane and his tactics to leave are wrong (if we are to believe what's being said). Harry wants trophies and he isn't getting any younger."

However, Carragher disagreed with his former England team-mate, and claimed that Kane was risking tarnishing his reputation at the club. He said: "I disagree, it is wrong not to turn up for training. We all know he wants to go and can totally understand why. But Harry should not ruin his name or relationship with the supporters who idolise him just to get the move. Spurs will always be HIS club."

The pair weren't the only former players to have an opinion on Kane's actions, former Spurs midfielder Jamie O'Hara adding: "I wouldn't expect it from someone like Harry Kane, the utmost professional person who always gives 100 percent for the football club. He's one of the best strikers in the world and he probably doesn't feel Tottenham is the place where he's going to push on and win trophies.

"He's 28 now, not 23. This is the time where you make that big move, get the big contracts and you guarantee yourself some trophies. It's probably got to the point where he's thinking 'enough is enough.'"