2023-07-01 · 3 min read · Champions League/Soccer
Harry Kane could help Bayern Munich win the Champions League

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Soon after one Englishman, Jude Bellingham, exited the Bundesliga, another appears keen to arrive. Harry Kane has reportedly agreed personal terms with Bayern Munich.
A transfer fee would still need to be agreed between the current club, Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern and as of now, there is plenty of work still to be done. Spurs are asking €115 million ($126m) valuation which would shatter Bayern’s record transfer signing.
What Bayern do have going for them however is Spurs board are adamant on selling Kane outside the Premier League if he does move on. The England captain also has just a year remaining on his contract.
Why do Bayern Munich want Harry Kane?
In short, goals. Since Robert Lewandowski left Bayern for Barcelona last summer, Bayern has struggled to replace the Polish striker. Their big summer signing, Sadio Mane, struggled when played centrally and, while Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting was a more natural fit, he was never seen as a long-term solution.
But Kane's scoring record is exceptional. The 29-year-old has notched 213 goals in 317 Premier League games for Spurs and is England's all-time top scorer, with 58 from 84 caps, including the golden boot at the 2018 World Cup.
Why does Harry Kane want Bayern Munich?
Perhaps the simplest answer is trophies. Despite his stellar statistics, Kane has yet to win anything, and the clock is ticking. There are few more sure-fire bets to pick up some silverware than in Bavaria. Though they had Borussia Dortmund's choke to thank for their most recent Bundesliga title, the last time Bayern didn't win a trophy in a season was 2010-11.
Kane's loyalty to Spurs may also play a part. A youth product of the north London side, Kane may be reluctant to join another Premier League club. With that in mind, his Champions League chances would diminish.
Chances of him going to Germany?
Currently, it seems that Bayern Munich is willing to pay around $100 million for the England international which is still well short of Spurs’ asking price. There is growing belief however that Kane may walk for free next season as he will be able to sign a contract wherever he chooses. That would be the worst-case scenario for Tottenham, especially if he decides to stay in England and join a domestic rival.
I believe there is a happy spot in the middle of these negotiations that will ultimately lead Kane to wear a Bayern Munich jersey next season. I am not a fan of Bayern but have to say, this would be a match made in heaven for both sides.
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By: Aaron Cantin


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