As the star man at Tottenham Hotspur Harry Kane is again under the spotlight with reports of a potential move to Germany to join Bayern Munich.
The England captain has been pursued by other clubs before, with Manchester City making serious attempts to sign him in the summer of 2021, before Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy priced the Blues out of the deal.
This year there have been persistent rumors that Manchester United want to sign Kane to bolster their attack under manager Erik ten Hag, yet thus far nothing has materialized on that front.
Meanwhile, The Athletic, reports that German champions Bayern have gone in with a second bid to try and prize Kane away from North London, having had their first bid of €70million with add-ons turned down in June.
Bayern are serious about their intentions to capture Kane, with their coach Thomas Tuchel having openly admitted the club want to sign the English striker.
The bid from Munich has been increased and now the ball is in Spurs’ court. It is a big dilemma for Tottenham to decide whether to cash in now on a sale for the England captain, or to see him leave on a free transfer next summer when his current contract expires.
Kane is unquestionably a generational talent and a true Spurs icon, having graduated from the club’s academy to become their all-time leading scorer with 280 goals to his name in 435 appearances.
Of those 280 goals 213 have been scored in the Premier League, with the record for most Premier League goals held by Alan Shearer at 260 now realistically within reach for 29 year-old Kane.
He scored 30 Premier League goals in the 2022-23 season, despite Spurs struggling to an eighth placed finish, with Kane and his teammates playing under three different managers during the campaign in Antonio Conte, Cristian Stellini and Ryan Mason.
The 6”2’ Walthamstow born forward is also England’s all-time record goal scorer with 58 goals in 84 international caps. Kane was the top scorer at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, netting six goals to win the Golden Boot as England made it to the semi-finals before losing to Croatia.
Despite his illustrious record and remarkable talent in front of goal Kane is yet to win a trophy at Spurs, as the club have not secured any silverware since the 2008 League Cup. The club cannot offer Kane European football this coming season and time is running out if he wants to win something.
Incoming Spurs head coach Ange Postecoglou has this pre-season to mark his stamp of authority on the squad and he is expected to bring a more attacking brand of football to the club, as befits the philosophy of the North London club.
“Kane is one of the premier strikers in the world and I want him involved here. I just want to introduce myself to Harry, give him my vision, get an understanding from him over what his vision is and try to be successful,” stated Postecoglou.
He added, “What I know right now is Harry is part of this squad and looking forward to coming back among players, training, start working together. I want to bring success to this football club. The thing I cherish the most is to create something that lasts and stays beyond my tenure. The scenario that Tottenham are in right now is what motivates me the most.”
It is expected that Kane will re-join his Tottenham teammates for pre-season training Wednesday. Unless the proposed transfer to Bayern progresses further in the mean time Kane will travel with the squad under new boss Postecoglou for a tour of Australia, Thailand and Singapore, where Spurs will play friendlies against West Ham United, Leicester City and AS Roma.