We’re now entering the end game when it comes to Harry Kane’s potential move to Bayern Munich. Chief executive Jan-Christian Dreesen and technical director Marco Neppe are flying into London today to continue negotiations with Tottenham Hotspurs chairman Daniel Levy in the hope of securing an agreement this week.
According to SPORT1 chief reporter Kerry Hau, there is real motivation between all parties to find a resolution this week. With the season fast approaching, Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel and Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou are keen to focus their attention on the players they’ll have at their disposal.
It’s also believed that Harry Kane is looking for some clarity on his future and Hau indicates that Kane has made it clear that he wants to move to Munich
The delayed meeting will take place on Monday between Bayern and Tottenham
The teams were due to get together on Friday for a new round of discussions, but Daniel Levy asked for that to be delayed. Many believed this was a tactical ploy by Levy to maintain control, the Tottenham chairman has a reputation in world football for being notoriously difficult to deal with. However, Hau reports that the delay was merely down to a heavy workload for Levy upon his return from Singapore.
Tottenham had hoped to convince Kane to extend his contract with the North London club, with his current deal set to expire next summer, but the longer this has progressed, the clearer it’s become that’s not going to happen.
Levy could hold onto Kane this summer, but that comes with considerable risk. He could lose Kane for nothing next summer, or be forced to take a smaller fee in January. If Kane did become unattached, Levy risks him signing with a Premier League rival, something he’s been hoping to avoid throughout the negotiations.
Levy is facing one of his biggest decisions as Tottenham chairman. Although reports in Germany suggest Kane is interested in joining the German champions, reports in England this morning indicated that Kane extending his deal with Tottenham later in the season is not “off the table”, although why he’d extend his deal in January when he refused to do so now is a mystery.
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Bayern can offer Kane Champions League football, and with the England striker having just turned 30, it’s reasonable to expect that he’ll prioritize playing at the highest level. In the end, it’s likely to come down to finances. Bayern are insistent that a deal can be done for €100 million (£86 million). The coming days will be absolutely key in getting this deal over the line.