After not looking for a direct replacement for Robert Lewandowski last summer, Bayern Munich has been consistently linked with strikers since the start of the season. Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has been concretely linked with a move to Bavaria.
The English forward has less than 18 months left on his current deal at Spurs. One report in Germany confirmed talks between Die Roten and Kane through an intermediary. Die Roten has been reportedly working on a deal for Kane, but the latest update from England doesn’t sound promising for the German club.
Reports in England over the last few days have suggested that Kane is open to signing a new deal at Spurs. If Kane ends up extending his contract, Bayern has no chance of signing him in the next summer transfer window.
Kane is one of the best forwards in Europe, so he will command a significant fee in the summer even if he doesn’t sign a new deal. Former Bayern president Uli Hoeness believes that Kane’s transfer is difficult to pull off for Die Roten even if he doesn’t sign a contract at Spurs. While talking to Bild last weekend (via FreiePresse), Hoeness insisted that Bayern cannot meet the transfer demands of Spurs to sign Kane.
"“I can’t imagine that these are amounts that FC Bayern want to pay and possibly can pay.”"
Spurs can end up asking for more than €100 million for Kane despite his contract situation. The English forward guarantees more than 30 goals every season, which makes him one of the best strikers in Europe. Moreover, Kane has several years left at the top level, so Spurs can surely ask for a significant fee.
Hoeness also praised the quality of Kane and called him a terrific player. The English forward is set to become the all-time top scorer of Spurs. If he stays in England for the next few years, then Kane can also become the all-time top scorer of the Premier League.
Nevertheless, the talk about the transfer fee of Kane is futile if he ends up signing a new deal. The latest update from Germany also suggests that Bayern is expected to postpone the signing of a new striker. The Bavarian club will address other areas of the squad in the summer.
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Bayern has already improved the midfield department for next season by agreeing a deal for RB Leipzig’s Konrad Laimer. The Austrian midfielder will join as a free agent in the summer. Die Roten may have to sign a right-back in the summer if Benjamin Pavard also ends up leaving the club.