The biggest transfer saga involving Bayern Munich this summer came to an end on Saturday. The Bavarian club finally has a new number nine as they completed the signing of Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur. The English forward completed his medical on Friday in Munich. Kane is set to make his debut for Bayern against RB Leipzig in the DFL Supercup on Saturday.
Bayern identified Kane as their top target for the summer at the end of last season. They made their first move in June and subsequently had three bids rejected for the English forward over six weeks. The breakthrough over talks with Spurs came this week before the final details of the transfer were ironed out on Thursday.
The Bundesliga champions will reportedly pay €110 million for Kane, which includes add-ons worth €10 million. Kane will earn €25 million gross per year after signing a four-year contract with Die Roten. It is a record transfer for Bayern and the Bundesliga. The 30-year-old forward will also become the third Englishman after Owen Hargreaves and Omar Richards to play for Rekordmeister.
The number nine shirt was vacant at Bayern last season after Robert Lewandowski left the club last summer to join FC Barcelona. The Bavarian club often struggled for goals in decisive games due to the lack of a focal point in the attack. Kane helps in filling the void left by Lewandowski in the best possible way due to his incredible quality in the final third.
Kane scored 30 goals in the Premier League last season. He has been consistently scoring at least 20 goals for Spurs every season since 2014/15. The English forward is the all-time top scorer for Tottenham Hotspur. He is also England’s record scorer, eclipsing Wayne Rooney’s tally of 53 goals.
With Kane still at the peak of his career, Bayern fans can expect him to score loads of goals in the next four years. Along with being prolific in front of the goal, Kane is also good at bringing other forward into play with his crisp passing. The other wide players at Die Roten are going to enjoy playing with the English forward. It wouldn’t be a surprise if Kane hits the ground running with a goal against RB Leipzig later today.
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After securing the signing of Kane, Bayern will focus on signing a goalkeeper to replace Yann Sommer. The Swiss goalkeeper left Die Roten on Monday to join Inter Milan. Chelsea’s Kepa and Ajax’s Geronimo Rulli are on Bayern’s shortlist to replace Sommer. The Bavarian club also wants to strengthen the midfield by signing a defensive midfielder, while any incomings in defense will depend on the future of Benjamin Pavard.