Just when it looked like the Harry Kane to Bayern Munich transfer saga was over, it has reignited.
토토사이트 David Onstein of The Athletic reported on the 11th (below) that “Kane has agreed to join Bayern Munich. The contract is for four years. Personal terms are also close to being agreed. Kane is keen to travel to Munich for a medical and is awaiting final clearance from Tottenham. Tottenham have accepted Munich’s offer of €100 million (£143.5 million),” the report said.
Transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano also tweeted on 11 November: “Kane has travelled to Germany and will soon be Munich’s new player. The basic transfer fee is 100 million euros with a bonus of 20 million euros (about 291 million won). Tottenham have agreed. Kane will sign a four-year contract with Munich. Everything was given the green light last night. A medical will take place in Germany. This is the moment the Tottenham legend becomes Munich’s new striker,” he said, adding “HERE WE GO”. “HERE WEO GO” is Romano’s signature phrase when a transfer is about to become a reality.
It appeared to be the moment that put an end to the Kane to Munich rumours. Munich had wanted Kane all summer. Since Robert Lewandowski’s departure to Barcelona, the Bavarians have been missing a lot of weight up front. Eric Maxim Choupo Moting did a better job than expected last season, but he lacked the competitive edge. Thomas Muller and Serge Gnabry were utilised as zero-tops, but their limitations were clear. We had just won the German Bundesliga, but we had underperformed in other competitions and our overall performances were unsatisfactory, and our frontline problems looked big.
There was a big drop off in front of him during pre-season. In their first full season under Thomas Tuchel, their striker problems were highlighted during pre-season. The likes of Jamal Moussaoui, Gnabry, and others were destructive but lacked frontline weight. Mathis Thiel has shown flashes of potential, but it’s hard to rely on the very youngster. They want to sign Kane to erase all their worries and go on to win it all.
They have made four bids in total. The Munich hierarchy travelled to London to meet with chairman Daniel Levy and showed a willingness to break the club record. The previous club record was €80 million for Luca Hernandez.
Tottenham eventually accepted. The idea was to somehow keep Kane, who had one year left on his contract, and earn a transfer fee instead. Naturally, Spurs don’t want to let him go, but with Kane refusing to re-sign, they have to let him go for free after one season. It seems that they have allowed the sale of Kane to take place with the idea that they will make more money from the sale than from a free agent transfer.
German media outlets, including Bild and Kicker, all reported in unison that “Kane is going to Munich. The transfer has been agreed”. Specific contract terms, transfer fees, and salaries were also mentioned. The British public broadcaster ‘BBC’ also reported, “Kane goes to Munich for 100 million euros. Munich have reached an agreement with Tottenham”.
The Telegraph reported that “Tottenham and Munich have agreed a deal, but Kane is wondering if it is too late to make a major decision about his career. Kane is leaning towards staying at Tottenham to play out the final year of his contract and see what happens. Tuchel will be very surprised if the move falls through. It has been agreed, but there are still details to be worked out.”
Amid speculation that he would stay, reports emerged that Kane had finalised his move to Munich. After all, Kane is set to leave London for Munich. The best player and top scorer in Tottenham’s history is leaving. The romance with Tottenham is over.
Kane will play alongside Kim Min-jae. Kim was a revelation for Napoli last season. He replaced Kalidou Koulibaly and was one of Napoli’s best defenders. Thanks to him, Napoli surged to the top of the table early in the season and won the Scudetto for the first time in 33 years since 1989-90. They also reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) for the first time in their history. Kim Min-jae played a big role. He joined Munich after the season.
Kane will be playing alongside one of the best centre-backs in the world after Son Heung-min. Although he can’t play in the same position as Son Heung-min, it’s interesting to see him in the Korean league again. We’ve already seen the projected line-up with Kane.
Kane and Kim Min-jae have been named. Leroy Sane, Jamal Moussaoui, Kingsley Coman, Konrad Reimer, Alfonso Davies, Matthijs de Ligt and Joshua Kimmich. Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer, Leon Goretzka, Serge Gnabry, Rafael Guerreiro, Erik Maxime Choupo-Moting and Mathis Tell.
Just when it looked like Kane’s move to Munich was a foregone conclusion and the prospect of Kim Min-jae joining the club was looking promising, it suddenly came to a screeching halt. German Sky Sports journalist Florian Plettenberg said: “Kane is on his way to the airport in England. He has confirmed he is going to Munich, Munich are waiting, but Tottenham are blocking the transfer. Kane is in a car to catch a flight to Munich and is waiting because of Tottenham’s obstruction.” Reporter Kaveh Solhekol also said: “Kane drove to the airport to catch a flight in the morning and has returned. He is currently at his family home near the airport. The reason for this is that Tottenham have reversed their agreement on the transfer of Kane.”
Romano added: “The final poker game in the Kane transfer saga has begun. Kane is not on the plane and is waiting. Tottenham have applied to adjust the details. Kane is waiting for Tottenham’s permission. Levy is in the US and the time difference is not favourable.”
Other claims have been made. “Kane is going to Germany,” said BBC journalist Simon Stone. Tottenham have given permission,” while Football London’s dedicated Tottenham reporter Alasdair Gold said, “Tottenham have given Kane permission to go to Germany.”
The claims are conflicting. Kane’s future is suddenly unclear. It would be a huge story if Tottenham reversed the agreement. It’s a rare occurrence.