Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has played down talk of a blockbuster transfer to Bayern Munich but hailed the Bundesliga giants a ‘top, top club’. Bayern are the latest European heavyweight linked with a move for Kane, whose Tottenham contract expires at the end of next season.
Kane pushed for a switch to Manchester City in 2021, but Spurs’ stubborn stance saw the Premier League champions fail with an offer worth over £100million, and they signed Erling Haaland this summer. Exit talk regarding the England captain simmered in the same transfer window after Antonio Conte guided Spurs back into the Champions League.
But now 29, solely Champions League football may not do it for Kane as he weighs up his options beyond his current deal in north London. And there aren’t many, if any, clubs who do prolific trophy-winning better than Bayern, linked with Kane after Robert Lewandowski’s summer departure.
Ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Eintracht Frankfurt, he told reporters: “I’m focused on Tottenham Hotspur and trying to do my best for us. For sure, Bayern are a top, top club, but all of my concentration is on Tottenham and trying to win tomorrow night.”
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When asked about the prospect of signing Kane to replace Lewandowski during pre-season, Bayern manager Julian Nagelsmann wasn’t shy in admitting his admiration but admitted his valuation was a significant hurdle to leap. “He’s very expensive, that’s the problem – but he’s a brilliant player,” Nagelsmann explained.
“He can be one of two or three who can play as a centre-forward, although in the last couple of years, he’s been more of a number 10. He’s very strong [and] brilliant with head and both feet. He could score a lot in the Bundesliga. I don’t know the price, but it’s really tough for Bayern Munich to reach it. We’ll see what happens in the future.”
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