After a long, drawn out transfer saga, in which Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy played hardball, Bayern Munich finally have their number one transfer target in England captain Harry Kane. Thomas Tuchel has his much sought-after number nine and the rest of the Bundesliga have received a clear indication of Bayern’s intent to make up for their under-performance last season.
Kane has finally signed for Bayern for a reported €110 million and with a contract until June 30, 2027, becoming the Bavarian’s record transfer. The complicated negotiations with Tottenham dragged on for what seemed an eternity. Kane still had a year’s contract at the North London club, but declared his desire to move to Munich. The Rekordmeister were clear that they wanted the Englishman to spearhead their attack and becoming the heir to Robert Lewandowski after a season without a ‘star’ striker.
Despite Tottenham’s reluctance to sell, they were fully aware of the danger of losing Kane next season on a free. “We tried to offer Kane and his camp different forms of new contract both short and long term” explained Daniel Levy.
“Harry was clear that he wanted a fresh challenge and would not be signing a new contract this summer. We have reluctantly, therefore, agreed to his transfer”.
Bayern are understandably delighted at having finally signed their chief target and now have the number nine they have been searching for. “It was a long process, but now we are all very happy that Harry Kane will be wearing the FC Bayern shirt” Chairman Jan-Christian Dreesen explained. “Harry was our absolute dream target right from the start, who fits in perfectly with us and the DNA of the club in terms of football & personality.
“”World-class strikers have always been an important factor when Bayern have celebrated their biggest titles and we are confident that Harry Kane will continue this success story. Our fans can look forward to one of the best goal-getters of our time.”
President Herbert Hainer added, “Welcome to Munich, Harry Kane! We are very happy about this top-class new signing. The transfer required tenacity, determination & perseverance – a big compliment to everyone involved at Bayern in these negotiations, with our CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen at the helm.”
The player himself also gave his initial thoughts after signing his contract at the Sabener Strasse. “I’m very happy to be part of Bayern, one of the biggest clubs in the world and I’ve always said that I want to move and prove myself at the highest level in my career” Kane explained.
“I felt like it was the right step in my career. When you think of FC Bayern Munich, you think of one of the top teams in the world. I’m really excited and happy to be here. It’s been a busy day, but I’m excited to get to know Munich, the team, the place.
“Obviously I go straight to the Super Cup and hopefully play some part there. I spoke to the coach briefly, but I’ll meet him properly in the morning with the team as well and then try to settle in as quickly as possible.”
Kane has scored 213 Premier League goals with only Alan Shearer (260) ahead of him in the list of all-time Premier League goalscorers. With 58 goals in 84 games, he’s now also the record goalscorer for his country.