Tottenham are reportedly 'furious' at the timing of Harry Kane's admission that he wants to leave the club, and have now released their first statement in the aftermath of the bombshell which has rocked English football.
On Monday it emerged that Kane had told the north London club he wishes to be sold in the summer, and wants his future resolved as quickly as possible.
Talk of a mass bidding war soon sparked, with each of Manchester City, United and Chelsea all linked.
Spurs however are understood to be livid given the timing comes in the final week of the season when a European-placed finish is yet to be achieved.
'Our focus is on finishing the season as strongly as possible. That’s what everyone should be focused on,' said the club in a brief statement, as report the Evening Standard.
The latter part of the statement is telling, with many fans already picking up the inference that Spurs believe their most important player should only be focusing on the two remaining games, against Aston Villa and Leicester.
Hierarchy at Spurs are also reported to be annoyed at the manner in which things will now play out, given that young interim manager Ryan Mason will now have to face the big questions in the last week of the campaign.
Spurs need results in their final two matches in order to nail down a Europa League finish. Mathematically they have not been ruled out of the running for the Champions League, but would require Liverpool and Chelsea to lose their remaining matches.