For months there has been speculation as to whether FC Bayern will seize the opportunity to lure Harry Kane to the Isar in the summer. The Tottenham star only has a contract until 2024 and would probably be the top solution for the Munich attack. Now Oliver Kahn has commented on the topic.
It is well known that Julian Nagelsmann and the Bayern bosses find England striker Harry Kane at least interesting. However, it is also clear that it will be extremely difficult with a commitment. Accordingly, those responsible do not want to focus too much on the Tottenham striker. "Of course he is a very good player, but there are also many other very good players," said Oliver Kahn evasively to Sky. According to the CEO, it is also "not okay to talk about players who are under contract with other clubs". In addition, they have a “very good squad that is doing excellently at the moment”.
FC Bayern tries to avoid saying too many words about a possible Kane transfer in public. Nagelsmann chatted too much about this last summer and immediately received an enema from London. Now it's about maintaining a good relationship with Tottenham and not destroying it by making statements that are too bold in public. Accordingly, there are currently no statements confirming the intention of a Kane transfer, but also no clear denial. "That has to do with the fact that the club is trying to somehow implement the transfer in the background," says Sky editor Florian Plettenberg. The biggest sticking point here is probably the issue of transfer fee. Even if the attacker's contract with Spurs only runs for one year, it will be extremely expensive. President David Levy is considered a tough negotiating partner and is likely to call for between 80 and 100 million euros. This could be too much for the Munich team, considering that he would already be 30 years old at the time of the change.
It is also difficult to predict which path Harry Kane wants to take. The Englishman has been at Spurs since 2004 but has yet to win a major title with the club. According to Plettenberg, Kane "is in the mood for a change and can imagine that", but is in a quandary. The attacker finally has his sights set on the Premier League goal record. With 195 goals, he is third in history behind Wayne Rooney (208 goals) and Alan Shearer (260 goals). He could only catch up with Shearer with an extension at Spurs or a change from England. But is such a record more important than clinching championships or a Champions League win? Kane has to ask himself this fundamental question. In Munich he would practically have a title guarantee and also the better chances in the premier class. At the moment Kane wants to concentrate fully on the World Cup, but after that he will have to ask himself about his future.
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This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Harry Kane zum FC Bayern? That says Oliver Kahn published.