Dimitar Berbato v has given his reaction to Tottenham star Harry Kane's decision not to report for training as he pushes for a summer move.

Kane who spoke of his desire to leave the club during an interview with Gary Neville at the end of last season, is keen to join Premier League champions Man City.

Reports suggest the England captain won't be able to return to training until next Monday at the earliest and will almost certainly miss Spurs' Premier League opener, against City, as a result.

Berbatov who forced through a move from Spurs to Manchester United back in 2008 in similar circumstances, says Kane will be 'suffering' as he chases a move.

He told Betfred : "For Kane to have done this means something has not worked the way he wanted or maybe someone made him a promise that they have broken. It tests your patience and you need to show you're determined to leave.

"The only people benefiting from this situation are Manchester City. Harry Kane and Spurs are suffering because the tension is building between the club and the player. It creates animosity towards the player and towards the club and risks him leaving on a sour note.

"In football, this has happened before and it will happen in the future, but you never want it to come to this.

"As a player, you want to have a fair discussion with the club. Whether you leave or stay, you want to do business the right way, but that is not always possible

Berbatov went on to add: "Right now, Harry Kane will be feeling like s***.

He will ask himself: 'Am I doing the right thing?' These questions go through your head. He'll have his team around him, his agent, family and friends to give him advice.

"His agent is probably in contact with City and they're probably swapping ideas about how to do things. He's going to doubt himself, though, because he's Mr Spurs, he's been their best player for so long.

"The only person who is going to suffer from all this, even if it is for his own good, is the player."

Berbatov though said that Kane must not boycott matches if he is unable to force a move before the start of the season next weekend.

The Bulgarian striker said: "One of the worst things that could happen would be for Kane to boycott Spurs matches. That would be painful to watch and difficult to swallow for the fans and everybody connected with the club. I don't want to see that happening. It would put even more fuel on the fire."

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