Harry Kane says he never refused to train with Tottenham and will return to the club on Saturday “as planned”.
Kane did not show up for pre-season tests on Monday as expected by Spurs, instead of remaining on holiday in the Bahamas before traveling to Florida amid transfer interest from Manchester City.
The England captain has been heavily criticised for his actions but broke his silence on Friday afternoon.
Kane tweeted: “It’s almost 10 years since I made my Spurs debut. For every one of those years, you – the fans – have shown me total support and love.
“That’s why it hurts to read some of the comments that have been made this week, questioning my professionalism.
“While I won’t go into the specifics of the situation, I want to clarify that I would never, and have never, refused to train. I will be returning to the club tomorrow (Saturday), as planned.