Harry Kane has officially left Tottenham (England) to join German soccer giants Bayern Munich.
He will leave Son Heung-min, with whom he played for eight seasons, and join Kim Min-jae, who has grown into one of South Korea’s top defenders.
On June 12, the Bavarians announced on their website, “We have signed Kane. The contract runs until June 30, 2027,” the club said on its website.
“It’s been a long time coming, but we’re all happy to have him in the club’s colors,” said Munich president Jann Christian Dresden, who pursued Kane’s signing, adding, “He’s been the player we dreamed of from the beginning.”
“Munich is a world-class club. I have always wanted to compete at the highest level and prove myself.”
The Bavarians made four offers for Kane in the summer transfer window alone.
However, Spurs rejected the previous three bids. The latest offer was €100 million ($145.8 billion) with add-ons, but Tottenham rejected it.
Munich did not disclose what terms were included in the “fourth offer” that changed Tottenham’s mind.
However, British and German media outlets believe that Munich offered at least €100 million as a ‘guarantee’.
German media outlets such as Sky Sports Deutschland and Bild have reportedly included an option of €20 million.
Some British media outlets have suggested that Munich may have offered a higher fee.
According to Football Transfer Tavern, Tottenham’s fee could be as high as £120 million ($23 billion) if all the options are met.
Spurs parted with their iconic ace, but they got their money’s worth.
Tottenham’s contract with Kane runs until next summer. If they didn’t get rid of him this time, they would have to watch him leave without collecting the transfer fee.
Kane is the club’s all-time leading goal scorer with 280 goals in 435 official appearances in a Tottenham shirt.
The England captain is second all-time in that category with 213 league goals.
He has been playing alongside South Korean soccer sensation Son Heung-min since the 2015-2016 season, forming one of the most remarkable partnerships in Premier League history.
Over the course of eight seasons, they have helped each other score a total of 47 goals. Son has scored 24 and Kane 23.
On March 11, they were named the best goal-scoring duo in the history of the league by the British public broadcaster BBC.
However, the move also marked the end of the Son-Ke duo. Instead, Kane will be paired with Kim Min-jae, who has developed into one of South Korea’s best defenders.
Kane’s debut in Munich will most likely be in the Super Cup against Leipzig on the morning of the 13th.
This makes the friendly against Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on June 6 a “farewell” game for Kane.
Kane scored four goals, including a brace, in front of the Tottenham fans.
Munich, who signed both Kane and Kim Min-Jae this summer, have been a dominant force in the German Bundesliga.
With 33 Bundesliga titles, 20 DFB-Pokal titles, and 10 Super Cups, they are the most decorated team on the German stage.
Across Europe’s top five leagues, 먹튀검증토토사이트 only Munich has won their league for more than 10 consecutive seasons.