Despite the fiasco over a couple of deals on deadline day, Bayern Munich had a very successful summer transfer window. The defending Bundesliga champions bought well and added a world-class striker to the squad. The English forward has hit the ground running for Die Roten.
Harry Kane’s move to Bayern was a big coup and a surprising deal at the same time. The Bavarian club has never spent a three-figure fee on players. Moreover, they have spent heavily only on players who are entering the peak of their careers. In Kane’s case, he is already 30, so spending more than €100 million was a surprising move from Rekordmeister.
Bayern were one of the few big clubs in Europe that hadn’t breached €100 million mark for one player. The Bavarian club has joined this list in the summer, but will they continue to spend such a big amount on one player regularly? The answer to this question does look like a resounding NO.
While talking to Franffurter Allgemeine (via iMiaSanMia), Bayern president Herbert Hainer admitted that the club has no plans to join the transfer madness that various big clubs do in the market. Hainer insisted that Bayern will continue to sign players that would meet the club’s sporting ambitions while at the same time fit into their financial model.
"“Nobody has to worry about that. FC Bayern implemented this transfer based on maximum sporting focus while at the same time being economically serious. We won’t do anything that could put the club in trouble.”“Declan Rice, for example was mentioned and discussed. Arsenal bought him for more than 120 million euros. We could have tried too, but we didn’t want to under these conditions.”"
Hainer also added that Kane met both of their parameters. Bayern believes that Kane can play at the top level for a longer time due to his meticulous planning with training and nutrition. The English forward has played a significant number of games for Tottenham Hotspur and England in the last five seasons, which gives Bayern a lot of hope that he will have a long career at the top level.
Bayern had no other option but to spend such a big fee to get a proven striker this summer. The market for top-quality number nines is rigid. Die Roten had to either pay a big fee on a young striker like Manchester United did for Rasmus Hojlund (£72 million including add-ons) or go over €100 million for a proven striker like Kane. They chose the latter.
If Kane ends up scoring 40 goals every season for the next four years, then it will be money well spent by Die Roten in such an inflated transfer market. Considering the way Kane has started the new season, Bayern will be pleased with the way they negotiated with Spurs for a world-class striker.
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The Bavarian club will face problems while negotiating with other clubs for players after paying such a big fee for Kane. However, Bayern has got better at selling players, so they will always balance the books even if they spend heavily every summer.