Tottenham and Bayern have reportedly reached an agreement on the transfer of Harry Kane – for a deal of more than €100m – and now it’s up to the striker to decide whether he wants to make a move to the German side.
Kane, the second-highest goalscorer in Premier League history with 213 goals, is entering the final year of his contract with the Spurs and could be released in 2024. club is to take any money for star player.
Kane reached the Champions League final with Tottenham in 2019. However, he never lifted a major trophy at the club and the team’s progress stalled. Finishing the Premier League in eighth place last season, Tottenham did not qualify for the European Cups.
The three-time Premier League top scorer could be key to reinvigorating Bayern, which lacked a focused goal threat at center after Robert Lewandowski’s departure to Barcelona last season.
On the final day of a turbulent season in which the top scorer in the Bundesliga was Serge Gnabry with 14 goals, Bayern needed a goal difference to beat Borussia Dortmund to the German title. Two years ago, Lewandowski broke the record by breaking the net 41 times.
There will be pressure to succeed immediately. Sadio Mané, Bayern’s last high-profile signing from the Premier League, was widely regarded as a fiasco after his arrival from Liverpool a year ago.
Mané’s departure from Saudi Arabia to Al-Nassr and the sale of defender Lucas Hernández to Paris Saint-Germain helped free up funds to sign Kane.
Kane’s move is also a symbolic moment for the England team, whose players are often reluctant to leave the riches of the Premier League.
No permanent England captain has played for a club outside England since David Beckham played for Real Madrid in 2006. After Real Madrid’s midfielder Jude Bellingham was injured, England’s squad in their latest games was entirely based on the Premier League.