Uli Hoeness, the honorary president of Bayern Munich, has stated his belief that Harry Kane, the captain of England, will transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to the German club.
Kane “has clearly signalled in all conversations that his decision (to join Bayern this summer) has been taken and if he sticks to that, then we’ll get him because Tottenham will have to give way”, Hoeness told reporters late Saturday.
Reports suggest that Bayern Munich have reached an agreement on personal terms with Harry Kane. However, their initial bid of 70 million euros (£60m) was turned down by Tottenham Hotspur. The London club is reportedly demanding a minimum of 100 million euros (£85.8m) to let go of their star striker, who is currently part of their squad for the pre-season tour in Asia-Pacific.
Bayern Munich is determined to secure the signing of England’s all-time leading goal scorer, who is under contract with Spurs until 2024. While Kane’s camp is said to be in favor of the move, Bayern still needs to negotiate a transfer fee with Tottenham in order to finalize the transfer.
Hoeness said Kane “wants to play in an international competition and Tottenham are not qualified next season” for Europe “unlike our club”.
The striker “now has the chance to come play for one of the best clubs in Europe”, added Hoeness, a member of a Bayern committee overseeing this summer’s recruitment alongside Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Jan-Christian Dreesen and coach Thomas Tuchel.
Hoeness acknowledged that it was challenging to negotiate with Daniel Levy, the president of Spurs.
Levy, he said, is “intelligent and we first have to get him to a stage where he will figure out an amount” for the transfer.
“He is trying to buy time, he is a seasoned professional, I appreciate him a lot. But on the other hand, we weren’t born yesterday.”