Bayern Munich: Harry Kane makes top European list

Harry Kane has enjoyed a terrific start to life at Bayern Munich. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Harry Kane has enjoyed a terrific start to life at Bayern Munich. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images) /

Whenever you sign a player for over €100 million, there is an element of risk. How will the player adapt? Will he really be worth the outlay? Fortunately for Bayern Munich and their fans, the adjustment period was short.

Harry Kane, the all-time top goalscorer for England, has picked up in Germany where he left off in England. Scoring goals is the name of the game for a €100 million striker, and that’s exactly what Kane has done throughout his career.

Kane has three goals and an assist in three games for Die Roten in the Bundesliga this season, and with the kind of service he’s expected to receive, you wouldn’t bet against him pushing for that Robert Lewandowski single-season goal record of 41.

The worrying thing for the rest of the league is that Kane is only just getting started and I’d argue he’s yet to hit his full stride considering we’re just a handful of games into the new season.

Kane makes the WhoScored First XI for new signings

WhoScored is one of the best football analytic sites out there and they’ve compiled a list of the best signings from the summer transfer window. The Bundesliga were well represented, but we’re only focused on Harry Kane, whose outstanding performances have led to him being named in the starting XI.

The list was compiled from Europe’s top five leagues, so included the high-scoring additions made within the English Premier League as well. Yet only West Ham man James Ward-Prowse made the team from England.

It’s still early in the season and it’s important to not get ahead of ourselves, but does anyone expect Kane to stop scoring? I know I don’t.

Joakim Maehle from Wolfsburg, Maximillian Wober from Borussia Monchengladbach, Jonas Hofmann and Victor Boniface from Bayer Leverkusen all made the team, which is a huge tip of the hat to the Bundesliga and their ability to spot and recruit talent.

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With five players in the starting XI, the Bundesliga represents 45% of the highest-rated signings of the summer.

Although Kane made the list, €50 million summer signing Min-Jae Kim missed out, despite the South Korean improving with every single game and achieving a rating of 6.89. His last game against Borussia Monchengladbach was actually his highest-rated game of the season at 6.96.

I’m sure both will be thriving for higher honours than the WhoScored best signing starting XI, but it’s further proof that the signing is working out well so far.