The timing of this deal aligns with Bayern’s impending season kickoff on Saturday, where they will face RB Leipzig in the Super Cup. The 30-year-old Kane, who had been the focus of extended negotiations between the two clubs, is now officially part of Bayern’s lineup until 2027. This decision brings resolution to Kane’s situation just before the commencement of the Premier League season this weekend. Kane’s tenure at Tottenham was set to expire, with only one year left on his contract.
Expressing his excitement, Kane, also the captain of the England national team, shared his thoughts on Bayern’s official website. “I am thrilled to join FC Bayern at this point in my journey,” he remarked. “Bayern stands tall among the world’s elite clubs, and my ambition has always driven me to compete and excel at the highest echelons of the game. The club’s winning mentality is its hallmark, and I am truly elated to be a part of this esteemed institution.” He further expressed his enthusiasm on social media, stating, “Ecstatic about signing with such a colossal club that boasts an incredible legacy. Eagerly anticipating the beginning!”
The negotiations between Bundesliga champions Bayern and Tottenham had encountered some hurdles, even leading to Bayern’s threat of discontinuing talks after setting a deadline. Despite this, the parties persisted, and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy formally declined Bayern’s initial proposal on Monday. Following this, Bayern came back with a revised and seemingly more favorable offer, involving adjustments to additional components and an increased upfront payment.
This latest offer has now been accepted by Tottenham, signaling Kane’s departure from the club. Kane had demonstrated no intention of extending his current weekly wage of £200,000.
Kane, despite his remarkable career, is yet to lift a major championship trophy. However, his move to Bayern Munich connects him with a club that has secured an astounding 11 consecutive Bundesliga titles and triumphed in six Champions League finals, with the latest victory in 2020.
Kane departs Tottenham as the all-time top scorer for the club, having surpassed the legendary Jimmy Greaves in the previous season. On the Premier League’s all-time goal scorers list, Kane occupies the second position with an impressive tally of 213 goals, trailing solely behind Alan Shearer, who holds the record at 260 goals.