Tottenham’s all-time leading goal-scorer, Harry Kane, has arrived in Germany to complete his move to Bayern Munich, with the deal potentially worth up to £120 million. Manager Ange Postecoglou confirmed on Friday that Kane’s transfer to the Bundesliga champions was “imminent” following a breakthrough in negotiations between the clubs. Bayern will pay an initial fee of £100 million, with add-ons potentially taking the overall fee to £120 million.
Initial reports on Friday suggested that Spurs had refused to allow Kane to travel to Germany, but those reports were quickly squashed by the club. Kane later departed from London Stansted airport on a private jet to Munich. He arrived at his soon-to-be new home city on Friday night to undergo a medical examination before finalizing the move.
Postecoglou, speaking ahead of Spurs’ match against Brentford on Sunday, stated that it appears the transfer will happen and that the team will move forward without Kane. He acknowledged Kane’s status as one of the greats of the club and expressed his understanding that Kane will always have a special place at Tottenham.
Kane faces a race against time to sign officially and potentially make his debut for Bayern in their DFL-Super Cup match against RB Leipzig on Saturday night. The match takes place at Bayern’s home stadium, the Allianz Arena, and there is a possibility that Kane could be introduced to supporters before the game, even if the paperwork is not completed in time.
This summer’s transfer saga is not the first time Kane’s future has dominated headlines. Manchester City pursued him in 2021 but failed to reach an agreement with Tottenham. With Kane now entering the final year of his contract, the speculation surrounding his future has felt more significant.
Bayern had bids rejected in June and July but persisted in their pursuit, with club figures openly discussing Kane’s desire to join them. A third bid was submitted last week, and after deliberation, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy rejected it. However, Bayern’s latest offer proved enough to secure an agreement.
Kane’s pursuit of Alan Shearer’s Premier League goal-scoring record will be put on hold as he leaves Tottenham. He currently sits 47 goals behind Shearer’s tally of 260. Kane achieved the status of Tottenham’s leading marksman in February when he surpassed Jimmy Greaves’ record of 266 goals.
In joining Bayern, Kane will have the opportunity to fulfill his ambition of winning trophies and continue playing in the Champions League. Bayern manager Thomas Tuchel, a long-time admirer of Kane, expressed that the deal is being worked on but remained cautious when discussing the forward.
Overall, the move to Bayern Munich marks a significant moment in Kane’s career and signals the end of his 19-year association with Tottenham.