Tottenham Hotspur appear to be coming to terms with the reality that Harry Kane, 30, is getting closer to joining 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 Monday. 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’s a possibility.
Kane refused to re-sign with Tottenham and only considered a move to Munich, even rejecting an offer from Paris Saint-Germain. Kane was reportedly convinced that he could win the UEFA Champions League with Thomas Tuchel at the helm.
However, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy repeatedly turned him down. The Bavarians even flew to London to meet with him and made three official offers. According to The Athletic, they sent one in June and another in July, and then upped the ante again this Monday.
The final offer was a whopping £86 million. It surpasses the previous club record of €80 million set by Munich 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.
Still, it wasn’t enough to satisfy Levy, who remained unmoved by Munich’s insistence that the offer was an ultimatum. Levy even went on vacation 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 season opener against Brentford on September 13, 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. Munich have only three or four days to make a decision.
Nevertheless, Munich is not about to give up. According to the Times, “Munich will try again to sign Kane by raising the transfer fee. They want to complete a deal this week. Tottenham want £100 million (about $168 million).” 토토사이트
Munich’s offer of £94.5 million 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. If Tottenham are open to selling Kane, as the Times reports, negotiations 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 backup to Kane, who is expected to lead the attack in the absence of Eden Hazard.”