In a groundbreaking transfer move, Harry Kane, the captain of the English national team, has joined Bayern Munich, the German champions, on a four-year contract. The deal, which is worth an initial 100 million euros (£86.4m) plus add-ons, brings an end to Kane’s remarkably successful career at Tottenham Hotspur, where he established himself as the club’s all-time leading scorer with 280 goals in 435 appearances. Kane, 30, expressed his belief that it was the right time to leave Spurs in a social media post.
Kane’s future had been the subject of much speculation this summer, as he only had one year left on his contract at Spurs. He had been linked with a move to Manchester City, as well as Manchester United and Real Madrid earlier in the transfer window. However, it was Bayern Munich that swooped in and secured his signature after several rejected bids. Kane will have the opportunity to make his debut for his new club in Saturday’s German Super Cup game against RB Leipzig.
Throughout his career, Kane has enjoyed immense success, winning the Premier League Golden Boot three times and becoming England’s all-time leading scorer with 58 international goals. However, he has never won a major trophy with either club or country. Joining Bayern Munich, a club with a winning mentality and an illustrious history, presents Kane with an opportunity to compete at the highest level and potentially add trophies to his collection.
Bayern Munich’s pursuit of Kane was described by their chief executive as a “long process” and their fans can now look forward to having one of the best goal scorers of this generation. The club is confident that Kane, with his exceptional abilities and character, is the perfect fit for their winning DNA. Kane, who will wear the number nine shirt and has signed until 2027, expressed his happiness at joining one of the biggest clubs in the world and his eagerness to prove himself at the highest level.
As Kane starts a new chapter in his career, he expressed his gratitude for the memories and special moments he had at Tottenham, where he spent 20 years of his life. He emphasized that it’s not a goodbye, as no one knows what the future holds. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy praised Kane as a model professional who had become one of the best players to ever wear a Spurs shirt. He thanked Kane for everything he had done for the club and assured him that he would always be welcome back.
With Kane’s departure, Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou acknowledged that the club would move forward without him. Tottenham’s first match of the season is against Brentford, and the team will now focus on their future endeavors without their all-time leading scorer.