Harry Kane effectively rules himself OUT of Tottenham’s Premier League opener against Man City after opting to spend ANOTHER day outside the UK… with England captain still in Florida and facing isolation before he can begin his pre-season training
- Wantaway Spurs star Harry Kane is virtually ruled out of facing Manchester City
- Kane stopped in Florida on the way back from a family holiday in the Bahamas
- This comes despite the striker being expected to return to training on Monday
- Tottenham were still awaiting confirmation of Kane’s return to England today
- Kane will likely not commence training until the start of next week at the earliest
Harry Kane has effectively ruled himself out of the Tottenham’s season opener against Manchester City by spending another day outside the UK.
As previously reported by Sportsmail, Kane had stopped in Florida on his way back from a family holiday in the Bahamas despite the fact he was due to report for pre-season training on Monday.
Kane’s no-show has disappointed Tottenham and the club’s frustrations won’t have improved as it emerged they were still awaiting confirmation of his return to England on Wednesday afternoon – with Kane understood to have remained in Florida.
Harry Kane has effectively ruled himself out of Tottenham’s opener against Manchester City
Kane’s decision to stay away from training is an attempt to force a move to City this summer
The 28-year-old, it is understood, still plans to report back to the club this weekend but it is likely that he will only be able to take a Covid test at their HQ before then having to complete a period of isolation ahead of a return to training.
The Spurs talisman will be required to isolate for up to 10 days upon his return.
He can, however, take a ‘test to release’ procedure on day five of his arrival home which would end his quarantine period provided he produces a negative result. It is understood Kane intends to take the day five test.
Wantaway star Kane stopped in Florida on his way back from a family holiday in the Bahamas
Kane (left) must now test negative in the ‘Test to Release’ scheme this week to return to Spurs (pictured: with his wife Katie on a separate holiday)
Nevertheless, the fact Kane was still in Florida on Wednesday means he will not commence training until the start of next week at the earliest.
The development virtually rules Kane out of being available for the clash against City a week on Sunday given he won’t have played in any pre-season fixtures or trained for an extended period.
Ironically, Kane’s decision to stay away from the club’s Enfield HQ is an attempt to force through a move to City – but it now appears certain that the striker will not be playing against the team he wants to join.
Kane is hoping to pile the pressure on Daniel Levy (right) to allow him to leave Tottenham now
What is the test to release scheme?
Travellers into the UK from countries on the ‘amber list’ – such as the Bahamas – need to go into self-isolation if they are not fully-vaccinated.
They must spend 10 days in quarantine as Covid-19 symptoms could potentially appear in that time.
Those in quarantine must take Covid-19 tests on the second and eighth days after arriving into the UK – but they can release themselves from quarantine early through the ‘Test to Release’ scheme.
Should a person come up negative on a privately-paid-for test on day five of isolation, they can come out of quarantine – but they still must take the day eight test as previously arranged.
Travellers into the UK could face fines of up to £2,000 if they either break their quarantine or fail to take the day two and eight tests. The ‘Test to Release’ scheme is not compulsory.
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