Harry Kane Set to Complete Bayern Munich Switch From Tottenham

Harry Kane Set to Complete Bayern Munich Switch From Tottenham

Edwin Kiplagat
updated at August 11, 2023 at 8:23 AM
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  • Reports have indicated that Harry Kane is set to join Bayern Munich
  • Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly accepted a €100 million-plus offer
  • Kane had one year left on his deal with the English Premier League side

After weeks of talks and rejected bids, Harry Kane will finally be a Bayern Munich player. Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly accepted an offer of over €100 million from the German champions.

The English club had rejected three previous bids from the Bavarians and it looked like a deal was not close, but the 30-year-old is now set to make the long-awaited switch to the Bundesliga.

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Harry Kane is Tottenham Hotspur's all-time top scorer. Photo by Yui Mok/PA.
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According to the Athletic's David Ornstein, the England captain will travel to Germany on Friday to undergo medical tests before signing a four-year contract. He is set to wear the No. 9 shirt.

According to transfer guru, Fabrizio Romano, the fee is expected to be €100mil plus €20mil in add-ons.

Kane was looking to stay at his boyhood club, but a move to European giants was too good to turn down. The striker had a year left on his deal with Spurs.

Why is Kane leaving Tottenham?

The 30-year-old scored 30 Premier League goals last season, but Tottenham had a disappointing 2022/23 as they finished eighth to miss out on European football.

The prospect of winning a trophy was possibly a motivation for Kane. His club has not won a title since 2008 and it looked unlikely this situation would change soon.

Bayern are also looking to replace their legendary striker, Robert Lewandowski, who joined Barcelona last summer. The Germans have won the Bundesliga 11 times in a row.

Kane leaves Spurs as the club's all-time top scorer with 280 goals in all competitions.

Kane told not to join Bayern

Sports Brief also reported on former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, saying Kane staying in the Premier League and breaking the scoring record is better than moving to Germany.

“Becoming the all-time Premier League top goal scorer at Tottenham is a bigger achievement than winning the league in a country dominated by one club.”

However, the notoriously controversial and outspoken Owen had previously said Kane should move to a club with a chance to win a trophy, leaving fans baffled by his contradiction.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.