Latest Bayern Munich Transfer News: Bayern Munich, the defending champions of German football, are embroiled in a dispute after receiving harsh criticism for their pursuit of Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur.
Pundits have called the club’s prospective £85 million (€100 million) agreement for the 30-year-old irresponsible spending.
Raimund Hinko, a reporter for BILD, made the comments and questioned the prudence of Bayern’s obstinate pursuit of Kane at such a high cost. He called him a “30-year-old bone” and mocked the concept of spending so much money on a player who is already 30 years old. Hinko urged the team to drop what he saw as a pointless poker game with Tottenham and reevaluate their strategy for the deal.
The prospective buyout provision in Harry Kane’s contract, which is rumored to be worth about £20 million (€23.17 million), is also the subject of criticism in the German media. This provision may enable Kane to forego Bayern’s large financial commitment and buy his own contract. Although there’s still a possibility, it’s unclear if Kane will choose to use it, so Bayern must carefully consider their alternatives.
In reaction to the criticism, Hinko said he was sorry he had to address the matter in public, but he maintained his reservations about the deal’s possible financial effects. He admitted that some older players may still produce at a high level, but he asked Bayern to think about the long-term effects of making such a significant investment in a player who is nearing his thirties.
Hinko brought up Tottenham’s purported interest in Bayern’s 18-year-old French attacker Mathys Tel, escalating the hostility between the two clubs by implying that Bayern shouldn’t be undercut by the English team. He also made fun of Tottenham’s earlier successes, bringing up their several-decade-old English titles.
Bayern may not be able to sign Kane before Tottenham’s season-opening match against Brentford in 2023–24 as the transfer issue continues. Kane may continue his career at the London club if the move falls through, but Bayern may look at other players in their search for a top-tier number nine after Robert Lewandowski joined Barcelona.