The England international has backed
proposals for the summer window to shut
before the season starts as it is a
distraction to some footballers
Harry Kane believes the Premier League are
right to consider closing the summer
transfer window before the season starts
because players involved in transfer
rumours become distracted.
The 24-year-old has been linked with clubs
himself over the years and he welcomed the
discussions to shorten the window for
Tottenham suffered a 2-1 defeat by Chelsea
in their first game at Wembley on Sunday,
despite dominating proceedings, and Kane
subsequently waded into the transfer
window debate after a frustrating afternoon
at his club's temporary new home.
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"I know there have been talks about closing
it before the start of the season and I think,
for me personally, that would be good," said
Kane. "I think once the season starts it
would be good for everyone to know where
they are at and just start the season.
"At the minute, players are going here, there
and it is maybe hard for some players to
concentrate on the start of the season. We
will see what happens in the future but my
opinion is it would be good to end it when
the season starts.
"I think most clubs, everyone waits until the
last minute to see who you can get, to get
the best deal and it is understandable. Why
wouldn’t teams do that? My opinion is that
it probably shouldn't be open now but it is
what it is."
Tottenham are known for doing their
business late in the transfer window and
have recently secured their first signing of
the season. Mauricio Pochettino's side have
brought in Davinson Sánchez from Ajax for
£42million and are targeting more deals
before the window closes.
Meanwhile, the defeat by Chelsea saw Kane
extend his record of not being able to score
in August for Tottenham.
Kane has won the Premier League's Golden
Boot winner for the last two seasons,
netting 29 goals last year and 25 in the year
before, as he consistently finds the net in
the English top division.
6 - Harry Kane had six shots in the
first half - two more than Chelsea
managed as a team (4). Futile.
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However, Kane insists that he doesn't care
about the talk of his early season goal
droughts and he believes that he will score
regularly again this season.
"It is something that gets spoken about a
lot but I am not too bothered about it. I try
to play well for the team and score in every
game but sometimes the ball just doesn’t
go in. I tried today, off the post, I was
unlucky with a few chances that I had.
"I just have to keep working hard, keep my
head down and that’s it, I am sure the goals
will come. We are just looking to go again.
Another year that we’re playing together,
another year that we are working with the
"Look, we played very well today and it is
very frustrating because we should win
these games but we didn’t, but that’s
football. There’s not much that we can do
but keep working hard in training and we
have another important game here before
the international break.
"We have got a good squad, you can see
today, we have no complaints [with our
quality]. It is not like we played badly or
that Chelsea were better than us. They had
two or three chances and they scored two of
"We had eight or nine and only scored one,
so whatever happens in the next couple of
weeks we will go from there."