England captain Harry Kane arrived in Germany on Friday after Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou confirmed he is close to joining Bayern Munich.
England captain Harry Kane arrived in Germany on Friday after Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou confirmed he is close to joining Bayern Munich. The 30-year-old, who had one year left on his Spurs deal, was sold for 100 million euros ($110 million, £86 million). Kane was allowed to go to Germany for a Bundesliga record transfer medical. An AFP photographer said he came for his exam in central Munich in the early evening.
Postecoglou claimed he is preparing for life without Tottenham’s all-time leading goalscorer ahead of his first game in charge at Brentford on Sunday.
“My understanding is it has progressed to the point where it looks like it will happen,” Postecoglou said at his pre-match press conference.
From that standpoint, it clarifies and we move forward without Harry.
“From my standpoint, it is just about understanding where we are at and the information I have at the moment is the transaction is imminent, but with all these things, you leave yourself some flexibility.
“But moving forward and training today preparing for Brentford, we are doing it without Harry.”
Bayern manager Thomas Tuchel called the transaction their “highest priority” on Friday.
Tuchel’s team plays RB Leipzig in the German Super Cup on Saturday before the Bundesliga season begins next weekend.
“We are working hard on it… that is no secret,” remarked the former Chelsea manager.
There is no decision yet. Since it’s not his player, the coach won’t discuss it until there’s an agreement.”
Kane has 280 goals for Spurs and 58 international goals.
He has not won a major club or international trophy.
Bayern has won 11 consecutive Bundesliga titles, ensuring success.
After failing to replace Robert Lewandowski last season, the German giants needed a striker. Lewandowski joined Barcelona after 2021-22.
Lewandowski scored 344 goals in 375 games in Munich’s eight Bundesliga titles.
Polish international averaged 30 goals per season. Bayern had no 15-goal scorers in 2022-23.
Kane has won three golden boots and scored over 20 league goals in all but three of the past nine Premier League seasons.
Kane scored 30 league goals in 2022-23, matching his best.
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Bayern only won the Bundesliga title on goal difference when Borussia Dortmund collapsed on the final day.