The best player for Bayern Munich in the first half of the season is Harry Kane. The English striker, by a considerable margin, has been Die Roten’s best player during Hinrunde, scoring 21 Bundesliga goals in just 15 games. He has scored 25 goals across all competitions for Rekordmeister.
Kane has seamlessly adapted to the Bundesliga. He has filled the void left by Robert Lewandowski. The England international is currently the leading goalscorer across the top five leagues, making him the best striker in Europe. Kane has completely justified Die Roten’s decision to pay a nine-figure fee for him in the summer.
Along with scoring several goals, Kane has also been a scorer of great goals for Bayern in six goals. He has goals from half-line and outside the box while also demonstrating a poacher’s instinct in the box. The England international has been by far the best signing any top club made last summer.
Kane’s goals are not the only indicator of his contribution on the pitch. He has provided eight assists across all competitions. His linkup play outside the box is impressive, and he also has an eye for killer passes when he drops deep. While talking to DPA this week (via iMiaSanMia), Karl-Heinz Rummenigge praised Kane for being a team player and working hard in and out of possession.
""I was certain from the start that he would be a good fit. What impresses me most about Harry is that he is a team player. He runs every meter, he doesn't see himself above running. And that also pushes the others. The goals are just part of his quality.”"- Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Harry Kane
Harry Kane has quickly developed a good relationship on the pitch with other forwards at Bayern. The English striker has particularly linked up well with Leroy Sane. With more game time with other players, Kane will get used to the type of movements other Die Roten forwards make in the final third.
The English forward is on track to break Robert Lewandowski’s record of most goals in a Bundesliga campaign, provided he doesn’t miss games due to injury in Ruckrunde. It will be a monumental feat for Kane in his debut campaign in the Bundesliga.
Apart from his exploits on the pitch, Kane is also a leader in the locker room. He has the experience of leading England and Tottenham Hotspurs. Mathys Tel also admitted that Kane is a mentor for him, which suggests that the England international is the type of player you need in the dressing room to guide younger players.
Bayern are currently competing for Bundesliga and Champions League titles. Kane will play a pivotal role for them in the second half of the season. The Bavarian faithful will hope that Kane can break his trophy drought by winning the Champions League at the Wembley Stadium later this season.