Bayern Munich are becoming a bigger and bigger threat to the transfer plans of Tottenham and Man Utd after an ‘internal analysis’ churned out a remarkable result.
The summer transfer window is already shaping up to be a fascinating one. Monster deals for the likes of Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice are expected with Liverpool and Arsenal the frontrunners in those respective chases at present.
However, a blockbuster move for Harry Kane would surely trump his England teammates.
The Tottenham talisman is under contract until the summer of 2024. Spurs are desperate to tie Kane down to a long-term deal, though as yet, haven’t made a breakthrough.
In a TEAMtalk exclusive, reporter Ben Jacobs recently revealed all on Kane’s contract saga in north London.
Kane’s decision could be linked to the future of current Spurs boss Antonio Conte. The Italian is out of contract at season’s end and if he leaves and the replacement doesn’t inspire, Kane could determine enough is enough.
In that scenario, he’ll not lack for suitors and the leading candidate is Manchester United.
The Telegraph recently reported United’s hunt for a high profile Cristiano Ronaldo replacement will come down to Kane and Napoli’s Victor Osimhen. Burnley loanee, Wout Weghorst, is just a stop-gap.
Tottenham are understood to be dead set against selling Kane to an English rival. They much prefer a sale overseas in the event they are forced to cash in, though there aren’t many clubs with the financial muscle to pull off a £100m+ move.
Bayern Munich gearing up for Harry Kane?
A confirmed suitor of Kane’s is German giant Bayern Munich. The Bavarians still haven’t replaced Robert Lewandowski and are paying for it in the Bundesliga this term.
Bayern do top the table at present, though only by a single point. Union Berlin are second, but more worryingly is Dortmund’s presence in third.
Now, a report from German outlet BILD has shed light on the future of Harry Kane.
They reiterate Bayern are keen on adding Kane to their ranks, though will not table a bid in the summer. The club’s finances dictate they cannot afford anything close to the fee Kane will command.
Instead, they’re determined to push for a free agent swoop in 2024. If Kane doesn’t sign a contract extension, he’ll be free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with overseas clubs come January of that year.
A move to Bayern would almost certainly satisfy Kane’s quest for trophies. It’d also ensure Tottenham don’t come up against their talisman in the Premier League twice a season, though they’d obviously miss out on a colossal transfer fee.
Bayern study determines Kane is No 1
In any case, Bayern have conducted an ‘internal analysis’ on strikers across Europe and the result is extraordinary.
It’s claimed that of every striker profiled, it’s Harry Kane who has emerged as the perfect player for their system. In the article’s words, ‘no other international striker would suit FC Bayern as well as the England captain’.
In the event Kane were to refuse a new Spurs deal and indicate he’s on board with joining Bayern in 2024, Man Utd could throw all their eggs in the Osimhen basket over the summer.
The Napoli hitman has been nothing short of sensational this year with 17 goals in 18 Serie A games. However, Napoli are under no pressure to sell and only a jaw-dropping bid will swing a deal United’s way.
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