South Korea national soccer team coach Jürgen Klinsmann (GER) has predicted that Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) will eventually leave for Bayern Munich following his recent transfer speculation.
In a video interview with ESPN on June 6 (KST), Klinsmann said, “I think Kane will eventually move to Bayern Munich. My personal feeling is that he will go to Bayern Munich at the end of August.”
Kane’s departure has been one of the biggest stories in European soccer this summer. According to local media, the Bavarians made a €100 million ($143.9 million) offer to Tottenham for Kane the previous day (May 5), with additional options.
Initially, Munich offered Tottenham a €70 million ($111 million) transfer fee, but Spurs rejected the offer, saying they would not accept anything less than €100 million. The two clubs have not been able to resolve their differences since then, but now that Munich has made a final offer, it will be interesting to see if a deal can be done.
Klinsmann, who was a guest on ESPN today, coincidentally played for both Tottenham and Bayern Munich as a player.
He scored 21 goals in 41 games for Spurs in the 1994-95 season, and returned to the EPL for the second half of the 1997-98 season, scoring nine goals in 15 games to help the club avoid relegation. For Tottenham fans, Klinsmann remains a great legend.
He also played for Bayern Munich from 1995 to 1997, scoring 31 goals in 65 games. After his retirement, Klinsmann took over as head coach of the German national team and also coached Bayern Munich from 2008 to 2009.
Reflecting on his own departure from Tottenham for Munich, Klinsmann said: “I know what Kane has done for Tottenham. He did an unbelievable job (at Spurs), but the important thing in football is to win trophies. This is the moment he has to make up his mind.”
“If it was Kane’s decision, the deal would probably already be done, but of course Tottenham would want a lot of money for the transfer,” he added.
Klinsmann believes the tug-of-war between the two clubs will eventually lead to Kane’s decision to leave Spurs. “We will probably talk until the end of August, but my feeling is that he will go to Bayern Munich,” he said.
He also gave an update via ESPN, saying, “I’ve been very busy in South Korea, having taken over the reins of the South Korean national team earlier this year, which has been a beautiful challenge.” 먹튀검증
Klinsmann, who took over in March, has yet to win a game with South Korea, drawing two and losing two in four A matches between March and June. He took a vacation to the United States in early August and plans to travel to Europe soon to check on his European counterparts.