After what felt like months of negotiating, Bayern Munich has reportedly reached an agreement with Tottenham over the transfer of star striker Harry Kane.
According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Tottenham has agreed to sell Kane with the German giants set to pay in excess of €100 million.
Bayern Munich made Harry Kane a priority as they are desperate to fill the void that Robert Lewandowski left when he joined Barcelona. They tried to make things work without a proper striker last season under Julian Nagelsmann with mixed results.
With the sale of Sadio Mane, a spot opened up in attack and the Bavarians decided to go all out for Kane. Now under the guidance of Thomas Tuchel, the Bayern manager is keenly aware of what Kane can bring to a side.
The caveat here, as Ornstein pointed out, is that whether the deal goes through or not relies on Kane who was leaning towards staying with Spurs.
A couple of seasons ago, Kane was adamant about leaving Spurs and joining Manchester City, While he hasn’t been as outspoken this time around, it is Spurs who took the initiative, so to speak, and actually decided to negotiate this time around.
Some of the criticism, for lack of a better word, towards Kane is he hasn’t won much, if anything, with Spurs and needs to be in a side that can challenge consistently for silverware. He’ll have that opportunity should he give the green light and go to Bayern.
If he does, it’ll be a big blow to Tottenham but one as he enters the final year of his deal. The last thing Tottenham wanted was to not only potentially lose Kane on a free but then see him join another Premier League side.
If Kane does put an end to his time in the Premier League, he does so leaving as it’s second all time leading scorer with 213 goals — only behind Alan Shearer with 260.