The German giants have been linked with a move for the Spurs striker
Tottenham star Harry Kane is said to be the subject of serious transfer interest from Bayern Munich. The German champions have been long-standing admirers of the Premier League striker, and could revive their interest if Kane isn’t tied down to a new Spurs contract.
Now Spurs’ all-time leading scorer, Kane has entered the final 18 months of his current deal, which has led to added speculation over his future in north London. This became even more heightened after Antonio Conte’s side were dumped out of the Champions League in lacklustre fashion against AC Milan.
Following Wednesday’s goalless draw, former Bayern president Uli Hoeneß sent a message to the England captain over a potential move this summer. Having retired as president in 2019, the former West Germany player remains one of nine supervisory board members, and revealed how a majority decision could lead to the club going after Kane.
“I would give my private opinion,” Hoeneß told Sky Germany. “But I am one of nine supervisory board members and if the other eight say he will be bought, then he will be bought! We live in a democracy.“
Despite his impressive performances for Tottenham, which has seen him become the Premier League’s third highest goalscorer of all time, Kane is yet to reap the fruits of his labour in the form of silverware. Bayern is one of a number of elite European sides said to be monitoring his situation, with the Bundesliga leaders more than capable of offering that promise to the 29-year-old.
On the same night Spurs’s Champions League journey came to an abrupt end, Bayern progressed to the quarter-finals in a ruthless manner as they dispatched PSG 3-0 on aggregate. Bayern are in the mix for a goalscorer after failing to secure a like-for-like replacement for Robert Lewandowski, who joined Barcelona last summer.
However, the former Liverpool defender questioned Kane’s desire to move abroad, instead believing the only option available to him remains in England’s top division. “Where does he go? That’s the big question,” Carragher said.
“There’s not too many clubs there right now for him. In terms of what’s happened at Tottenham, I think it’s pretty negative. I think the only place he can go realistically is Manchester United.
“I don’t want to see him there for obvious reasons but Man City have Haaland, Liverpool have Nunez, he can’t go to Arsenal or Chelsea. He could go abroad but he will want that Premier League goal.
“He will be the top goalscorer if he stays in the Premier League and that is a pretty special achievement. So, if he stays in England, the only big team he can go to is Man United. But will they spend £100m for a guy who is nearly 30?”