Harry Kane has arrived in Germany to finalize his transfer to Bayern Munich in a deal that could reach £120 million. The Tottenham Hotspur legend landed in Munich on Friday night for a medical ahead of his move to the Bundesliga giants. The deal was described as “imminent” by Spurs manager Ange Postecoglou after a breakthrough in negotiations between the clubs. Kane decided to leave his boyhood club for Bayern, who will initially pay £100 million with additional fees potentially taking the deal up to £120 million.
Earlier reports suggested that Spurs had refused to grant Kane permission to travel to Germany, but the club denied these claims. Eventually, Kane departed for Munich via a private jet from London Stansted airport. In his pre-match conference before Tottenham’s trip to Brentford, Postecoglou acknowledged the progress of the deal, stating that it provides clarity for the team to move forward without Kane. He also recognized Kane’s contribution to the club and referred to him as one of its greats.
It remains to be seen whether the transfer will be completed in time for Kane to participate in Bayern’s DFB Super Cup match against RB Leipzig. However, there is a possibility that he may be unveiled to supporters before the game at Bayern’s Allianz Arena. Bayern had previously made unsuccessful bids for Kane in June and July, but their persistence paid off with a third offer that was accepted by Tottenham.
Kane had shown signs of being content at Spurs, having scored four goals in a friendly win over Shakhtar Donetsk. Confidence grew that he would stay with the club for the season. However, Bayern’s latest bid proved enough to convince Kane to leave after spending his entire professional career at Spurs.
The move to Bayern will delay Kane’s pursuit of Alan Shearer’s Premier League scoring record, as he is still 47 goals away from equalling Shearer’s tally of 260. However, it presents an opportunity for Kane to win major trophies and compete for Champions League glory, something he has yet to achieve in his career. Bayern manager Thomas Tuchel expressed his desire for the transfer to be completed, acknowledging the significance of signing the England captain and taking him away from the Premier League.
Overall, Kane’s move to Bayern Munich represents a significant chapter in his career and provides an opportunity for him to further cement his status as one of the best strikers in world football.