Thomas Tuchel has apparently spoken to Harry Kane in person.
“Tuchel met with Kane and had a transfer conversation,” Bayern Munich journalist Christian Falk wrote on his social media account on Friday. Kane told Tuchel that his goal is to win the UEFA Champions League (UCL) with Munich.”
Kane is one of Tottenham’s key strikers and signature stars. A product of the club’s youth academy, he has been a regular first-team striker since Mauricio Pochettino’s arrival. Each season, Kane has led Tottenham’s attack with his sharp goal-scoring ability.
This season has been no different. With 30 goals in all competitions in the English Premier League (EPL), he is second in league scoring behind only Elling Holland (Manchester City, 36). With other offensive options such as Son Heung-min, Xherdan Shaqiri, and Dejan Koulousevski struggling with injuries and underperformance throughout the season, Kane has stepped up to the plate.
But despite Kane’s presence, Tottenham’s results have been disappointing. They were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) in the round of 16 in their first-ever appearance, and were eliminated early in both the English FA Cup and the English Football League Cup (EFL Cup). Add to that an eighth-place finish in the EPL, and you’ve got a recipe for missing out on European competition next season 토토사이트.
Kane said in March, shortly after being knocked out of the UCL by AC Milan, “It’s not enough to finish fourth in the league. You have to go for the trophy. That should always be the goal. The fact that finishing in the top four became a goal was a consequence of not playing the way we wanted to play.” And they didn’t even make it to the top four.
Naturally, the possibility of a transfer arose. A similar situation had happened before. Kane led the league in goals and assists in the 2020-21 season with 23 goals and 14 assists. However, Tottenham finished second. In response, Kane reportedly asked for a transfer to help him win the title. However, Tottenham stuck to their no-sale stance.
Kane is contracted to Spurs until the summer of 2024. He has one year left on his contract, but there is still no word on a new deal. This has led to speculation that he could leave this summer. Kane has been linked with Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) since the end of the season, all of whom are in need of a frontline striker.
Manchester United, in particular, has been the most aggressive. The Red Devils have been impressive this season under new manager Eric ten Haag. They finished third in the league, qualified for the UCL next season, and won the EFL Cup. They are now looking to strengthen their squad ahead of next season.
One of the positions they need to add to is striker. United started the season with Cristiano Ronaldo and Anthony Martial. However, Ronaldo controversially left the team midway through the season. In January, they brought in Butt Verhoeven on loan to fill the void, but now that he’s back at his original club, they need to bring in a new player.
The Red Devils are in the market for a top-class striker, and Kane is on their list. In particular, the British ‘Talk Sport’ reported on the 22nd that “United have asked Kane to hand in a transfer request. The Red Devils have shown steady interest in Kane, who is a year away from expiring his contract.” Tottenham’s current asking price is too high and the intention is to lower it.
However, TalkSPORT added: “Despite this, Spurs have remained adamant that they cannot sell their key player to a rival in the league. As a result, they are even considering giving up on Kane,” according to Talk Sport. Real and PSG are in a similar position. They are reluctant to spend big on a player with only one year left on his contract.
That’s where Munich comes in. For the past few seasons, Munich has had a top-notch striker in Robert Lewandowski, who has been with the club since 2014 and led the German Bundesliga in scoring for six seasons. However, Lewandowski left for Barcelona ahead of this season.
At the time, Munich were still interested in signing Kane, but no deal was finalized, and they started the season without a clear replacement. Munich won the league title again, but with a decidedly different front line. Serge Gnabry was the team’s top scorer with 14 goals, while backup Eric Choupo-Moting added 10.
Eventually, the club began searching for Lewandowski’s successor and exchanged positive signals with Kane. Polk previously reported on March 27 that “the two sides have reached an agreement in principle for a move this summer. Kane’s family was directly involved in the negotiations. All that remains is for Munich and Tottenham to agree.”
However, a personal agreement is useless if Tottenham cannot be convinced. According to multiple outlets, including the UK’s Daily Mail and Sky Sports, Munich have already made one verbal offer to Spurs for Kane. It was valued at around £60 million, but was rejected by Spurs.
Now, Munich are planning to send a second offer. For now, they are confident that £86 million will be enough to land Kane. However, local media outlets are predicting that Tottenham will demand at least £90 million ($148.9 million) and possibly more than £100 million ($165.5 million).
Florian Plettenberg, a reporter for Germany’s Sky Sports, wrote on social media on Thursday, “Munich are currently in direct contact with Tottenham. A new offer is expected. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is leading the negotiations himself. Kane’s position is that he only wants to move to Munich.”
However, Plettenberg added: “The problem at the moment is that we don’t know exactly whether Tottenham will only sell Kane for a certain price or whether they have no plans to sell him at all. That’s why Munich are also considering a free agent signing next summer. Of course, the priority is to sign this summer.”
In the meantime, Tuchel has reportedly spoken to Kane himself. Kane has made no secret of his desire to win the UCL title with Munich.