Harry Kane performs U-turn after Bayern Munich agree transfer deal with Tottenham

Harry Kane Bayern Munich Tottenham

Harry Kane will be joining Bayern Munich after pondering Tottenham stay

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 11/08/2023

- 08:53

Updated: 11/08/2023

- 08:53

The 30-year-old is expected to leave north London behind to play in Germany

Harry Kane had been leaning towards staying at Tottenham but will now be joining Bayern Munich.

The two clubs agreed on a fee for the striker on Thursday, with the player then left to make the final decision on his future.

According to The Athletic, Kane had been leaning toward staying at Tottenham having been at the club ever since he was a child.

However, the lure of Bayern was ultimately too strong and the forward is poised to head to the Bundesliga instead.

Harry Kane Tottenham

Harry Kane is set to leave Tottenham after scoring 280 goals for the club


It represents a significant coup for Bayern, who view Kane as the ideal replacement for Sadio Mane - with the Senegal international departing to Al-Nassr to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.

Thomas Tuchel's side have also been short on firepower since Robert Lewandowski's move to Barcelona 12 months ago.

It had previously been reported that Tuchel would be 'stunned' if a move for Kane didn't materialise.

And the German is now set to land his man in one of the biggest deals of the summer.

The Tottenham forward is set to fly out to Germany for a medical.

Bayern are poised to give Kane the No 9 shirt left vacant by Lewandowski's departure a year ago.

It's a jersey that has also been worn by the likes of Mario Mandzukic, Nils Petersen and Luca Toni over the past decade or so.

While Tottenham stand to benefit financially from Kane's sale, they're not expected to sign a marquee No 9 as a replacement.

Instead, they're ready to place their faith in Richarlison.

The Brazil international toiled after moving to the club from Everton last year, scoring just a single Premier League goal.

But Tottenham are hoping Richarlison can step up and fill the void left behind by Kane's imminent departure.

Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou, meanwhile, recently opened up on Kane and said: “We know there’s one deadline and that’s the end of the transfer window.

“Beyond that, I’m in open dialogue with Harry and with the club on a regular basis.

"I’ve said to them that if the status quo changes then inform me.

“I don’t need to know about the comings and goings in between.

"I just want to deal with what’s in front of me because, irrespective of the outcome of that, I’m building a team here.

"I can’t wait (around) for a decision either way to get going.

“We don’t have the time or the luxury to do that. I’m working with what’s in front of me.

"You saw today that Harry certainly is invested in what we’re doing and we’ll keep on doing that unless something changes.”


Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich

Harry Kane is set to wear Robert Lewandowski's old No 9 shirt at Bayern Munich


Kane will leave Tottenham having scored 280 goals from 435 games, establishing himself as one of the best strikers in Premier League history as a result.

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