Harry Kane ended speculation over a potential move to Manchester City by announcing on Wednesday he will remain at Tottenham this season.
The 28-year-old is the second top goal scorer in Tottenham’s history with 221 goals but is yet to win a major trophy at the club or international level.
Kane had made clear his desire to leave his boyhood club in the quest to end his wait for silverware.
However, he still has three years left on a six-year deal signed in 2018, allowing Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to demand a fee well in excess of the £100 million ($137 million) English record City paid Aston Villa for Jack Grealish earlier this month.
Kane missed his side’s 1-0 victory over City on the opening weekend of the Premier League season after returning late to pre-season training.
However, he was warmly welcomed back by the Tottenham support as he made his first appearance of the season as a substitute in a 1-0 win at Wolves last weekend.
“It was incredible to see the reception from the Spurs fans on Sunday and to read some of the messages of support I’ve had in the last few weeks,” he posted on Twitter.
“I will be staying at Tottenham this summer and will be 100% focused on helping the team achieve success.”
Nearly three months after Nuno Espirito Santo was appointed as coach
“Great news. Fantastic news,” said Nuno Espirito Santo, Totenham’s coach who hinted Kane could return to the starting line-up for Thursday’s Europa Conference League playoff against Pacos de Ferreira.
“I think since Harry joined us, he has been working so this is what we value. His attitude in training has been excellent.
“It’s finished, Harry is going to be with us. He is an option for tomorrow. It is great news for everybody.”
He is just 45 goals behind the legendary Jimmy Greaves as Tottenham’s all-time top scorer.
City were targeting Kane as a long-term successor to Sergio Aguero at the Etihad, and Aguero’s record of scoring the most Premier League goals for one club of 184 could go this season with Kane having netted 166 for Spurs.