Tottenham Hotspur appear to be coming to terms with the reality that Harry Kane, 30, is closing in on a move to Bayern Munich.
“Munich are set to renew their bid for Kane by raising it to £94.5 million ($158.7 million),” the British newspaper The Times reported on 9 September. Tottenham, meanwhile, are becoming increasingly frustrated and accepting a move for Kane.”
Munich have made a concerted effort to sign Kane this summer. With last year’s signing, Sadio Mane, also off to Saudi Arabia, the Bavarians believe there is no one better to fill the void left by Robert Lewandowski. With only one year left on Kane’s contract at Tottenham, it seems like a possibility.
Kane refused to sign a new contract with Spurs and only considered a move to Munich,온라인바카라 even rejecting an offer from Paris Saint-Germain. Kane was reportedly convinced that he could win the UEFA Champions League at Munich under Thomas Tuchel.
However, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy repeatedly turned him down. The Bavarians even flew to London to meet with him, and have made three official offers. According to The Athletic, Munich made one in June and another in July, and then upped the ante again on Monday this week.
The last offer was a whopping £86m. It surpasses the previous club record of €80m (£115.7m), which Munich set for Luca Hernandez in 2019. That’s a lot of money to spend on a 1993-born player with one year left on his contract.
However, this did not satisfy Levy, who was not swayed by Munich’s insistence that the offer was an ultimatum. Levy even went on holiday to Miami, USA, and once again refused to allow Kane to leave. According to the Telegraph, he wanted the bulk of the transfer fee to be paid up front, not as a bonus, and demanded an additional £25 million.
Kane, for his part, can’t wait any longer. If he doesn’t get a deal done before the opening game of the season against Brentford on the 13th, he will simply stay at Tottenham. He believes that leaving after the start of the season would be disrespectful to the fans, his family and manager Enzi Postecoglou. He only has three or four days left in Munich.
Nevertheless, Munich have no intention of giving up. The Times reports that “Munich will try again to sign Kane by raising the transfer fee. They want to complete a deal as soon as this week. Tottenham want £100 million ($168 million).”
Munich will offer £94.5 million, which is close to Tottenham’s asking price. That’s a lot of money to pay for a player you’re going to miss out on for free in a year’s time. If Tottenham are open to selling Kane, as reported by the Times, talks are likely to accelerate in the coming days.
Spurs are already looking for a new striker. According to the Times, “Spurs plan to intensify their interest in 2002-born striker Gift Orban (Gent). He would be a back-up to Kane, who is expected to lead the attack in the absence of the Frenchman.”