Breaking news out of Germany reports that Harry Kane has evidently given the green light to Bayern Munich, with the club planning on an official bid for the Tottenham talisman.
This is massive news for anyone linked to Tottenham Hotspur or Bayern Munich. According to Sky Sports DE and Florian Plettenberg, Munich is making Kane their top summer transfer target and will pay up to €100 million to pry him away from north London.
Plettenberg’s breaking news comes on the back of last week’s story from the Bild’s head of football Christian Falk, who said Munich had made direct contact with Kane. Thomas Tuchel is a massive advocate of Kane’s, with the Munich manager thought to be spearheading their interest in Spurs’ all-time goalscoring leader.
Personally, €100 million undercuts Kane’s value, but that will be up for Daniel Levy to decide, who previously said Kane wouldn’t be sold for under €110 million. Tottenham’s desirable fee for Kane stands between €120 and €130 million.
However, Levy will most likely be more amenable to a €100 million fee if the source is Munich, mainly because the Bavarian side is not in direct competition with Spurs.
Kane has purportedly given Bayern Munich the green light to pursue him, the most monumental piece of this breaking news. If that’s the case, Munich will do everything in its power to complete what would be a seismic transfer for the club.
Kane’s chances of beating Alan Shearer’s all-time goalscoring record would be put on hold if he moved to the German champions. And that tidbit could prove decisive on whether he authorizes any prospective deal.
The negotiations will probably start in earnest, but Munich has said they don’t want to exceed the €100 million threshold. That could scupper talks, though I feel Spurs will be open to selling Kane to Bayern Munich for €100 million.
Otherwise, the club risks losing him for nothing at the end of the 2023-24 season. Also, if Kane has decided and likes the idea of moving to Germany, it’s best for the club to let him go.
Bayern Munich presents a mutually beneficial solution to Tottenham’s age-old conundrum.