May 26, 2024

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Bayern Munich bid club record 120 million euros for Harry Kane

Bayern Munich made their latest offer for Harry Kane to Tottenham Hotspur, with the Bundesliga giants willing to pay a maximum of 120 million euros (about $132.3 million) to bring the English ace striker from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to Allianz Arena, according to ESPN.

Having been rejected multiple times by Tottenham, Bayern bid 100 million euros (about $110.3 million) guaranteed plus up to 20 million euros (about $22.1 million) as add-ons this time and made Friday midnight the deadline for the north London-based club to accept it.

So far, there is no report on whether Tottenham will accept or reject Bayern’s latest offer.

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur shoots to score a penalty kick in the pre-season friendly against Lion City Sailors at National Stadium in Singapore, July 26, 2023. /CFP

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur shoots to score a penalty kick in the pre-season friendly against Lion City Sailors at National Stadium in Singapore, July 26, 2023. /CFP

Kane only has one year left on his current contract with Spurs, who have been trying to talk him into accepting a new deal that may double his salary. The two sides have made no progress so far. ESPN reported that Kane has no intention to sign an extension with the club.

Bayern, having lost their long-time star striker Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona last summer and sent his failed replacement Sadio Mane to Al-Nassr this summer, are in desperate need of a tall, efficient center forward like Kane. Bayern won nothing but the Bundesliga title last season, not to mention in a very close race with Borussia Dortmund. They will definitely want to make a difference in the 2023-24 campaign.

Harry Kane (C) of Tottenham Hotspur tries to control the ball in the UEFA Champions League game against Bayern Munich at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, October 1, 2019. /CFP

Harry Kane (C) of Tottenham Hotspur tries to control the ball in the UEFA Champions League game against Bayern Munich at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, October 1, 2019. /CFP

Kane may be the closest player Bayern can find to fill Lewandowski’s role. He has scored 280 goals and provided 64 assists for Spurs in 435 games but has not won even a single trophy. They were the Premier League runners-up in the 2016-17 season, when they finished seven points behind the champions Chelsea. The club reached the UEFA Champions League final during the 2018-19 campaign but lost to Liverpool 2-0 the Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, Spain.

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur acknowledges spectators after the 5-1 win over Lion City Sailors in the pre-season friendly at National Stadium in Singapore, July 26, 2023. /CFP

If Kane stays in England, it would only be a matter of time for him (212 goals) to break Alan Shearer’s all-time Premier League goals record (260), but Tottenham, judging by their current roster and their Chairman Daniel Levy’s way of football operation, are not even close to helping Kane break his title drought.

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