Tottenham have confirmed their squad numbers for the upcoming campaign, with Manchester City target Harry Kane keeping the 10 shirt.
Kane has worn 10 for Spurs since the 2015-16 season, though the England captain seemingly wishes to leave the club.
He has three years remaining on his Tottenham contract, but Premier League champions City have made last season’s Golden Boot winner their priority signing after they sealed the arrival of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa.
City splashed out a British record fee of £100million on Grealish, and reportedly had a bid of a similar amount for Kane turned down by Tottenham earlier in the transfer window.
Pep Guardiola has outlined his intention to sign Kane if possible, though City’s manager acknowledged the ball will ultimately be in Tottenham’s court.
On Thursday, reports emerged that Kane – who is set to return to training with Spurs on Friday – would be the subject of a second offer from City worth in the region of £150m.
However, despite the uncertainty over his future, Kane was named among the Spurs players to be given squad numbers for the season.
He keeps the number 10, while Bryan Gil, signed from Sevilla in a part-exchange deal with Erik Lamela, takes the 11 jersey that was vacated by the Argentinian.
BG11’s first training session. pic.twitter.com/1Gq37MRWm6
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 12, 2021
On-loan goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini has been handed the number 22, while defender Cristian Romero, who also joined from Atalanta, has taken the number four that was previously occupied by Toby Alderweireld.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side kick off their Premier League campaign against City on Sunday. It remains to be seen as to whether Kane will feature.
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