Harry Kane makes emotional secret trip ahead of England's Euro 2024 qualifier against Italy

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Harry Kane has returned to Tottenham to say his goodbyes following his move to Bayern Munich

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 17/10/2023

- 15:53

The Bayern Munich star will be hoping to start the match at Wembley

Harry Kane has made an emotional trip back to Tottenham prior to England's clash with Italy at Wembley tonight.

The forward left the north London giants back in the summer, moving to German giants Bayern Munich in order to pursue a new challenge.

Kane has made a blistering start to life in Bavaria, with the 30-year-old scoring nine goals from his first 10 matches.

He was previously unable to say goodbye to Tottenham staff members after his whirlwind move to Bayern.

Harry Kane

Harry Kane will be hoping to start when England go up against Italy in their Euro 2024 qualifier on Tuesday night


But the Daily Mail say Kane has now journeyed to Enfield to bid his old employers well for the future.

Kane arrived at Tottenham's training ground on Thursday, having previously kept a low profile.

He has taken time out of his preparations for England's match with Italy in order to 'reacquaint himself with former team-mates'.

Kane, who is the club's all-time leading goalscorer, agreed to join Bayern having failed to win a trophy during his time with Spurs.

He was Thomas Tuchel's No 1 target for the summer, with Bayern previously failing to sign a sufficient replacement for striker Robert Lewandowski - who joined Barcelona last year.

Kane asked Tottenham whether he could train prior to their Premier League opener against Bournemouth back in August.

However, the club turned down that request because they'd already agreed a deal with Bayern.

They apparently feared Kane suffering an injury that would have seen his move to Germany fall through.

Not all of his old team-mates were there on Thursday, with many still on international duty.

But Kane will consider his Tottenham chapter closed now he's finally been given the chance to say his goodbyes.

The forward will soon turn his focus to downing Italy as England look to boost their chances of qualifying for Euro 2024.

They have won four of their first five matches so far, scoring 16 goals and conceding just two.

England were able to battle their way to victory over Italy in the reverse fixture which was played back in March.

Declan Rice opened the scoring, with Kane then netting a penalty to become England's all-time leading goalscorer.

Speaking recently, meanwhile, the Bayern forward lavished praise on Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou - with his old side currently top of the Premier League table.

“Spurs are doing pretty well. It's great to see," said Kane.

“The manager is doing great for them with the way they're playing, the fans are right behind the team and it's definitely what they needed after the last few years.

“I'll always keep an eye on Spurs and the Premier League.

"Of course, there's still a long way to go, but as the manager said, there's no reason why the fans shouldn't be excited and happy with the way things are going. Hopefully, they can continue.

“I am a Tottenham fan and I would love to see Tottenham do well. There is no team in the Premier League I want to win other than Tottenham.”


Harry Kane

Harry Kane has sparkled since moving to Bayern Munich from Tottenham back in the summer


And he also made it clear he doesn't regret leaving Tottenham, adding: “I was there for so long and all my friends are still there, even the coaches and staff, so sometimes it's a little bit strange.

“But in football and life, when you go onto a new adventure, you're focused and attention is on that.

“I'm trying to find houses, learn the language, get to know my new team and staff at Bayern Munich.

"Your attention just gets taken away. Maybe at first it was strange to see them playing and me not being there. I have got to put all my attention on Bayern Munich and to make us as successful as possible.

“I am here, I am excited and it will always be a decision I never regret. I’m proud to have started the way I have.”

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