World-class striker Harry Kane has thanked Bayern Munich for not giving up on him despite the huge price tag.
“That’s why he praises coach Thomas Tuchel and thanks Bayern Munich,” Kane told German publication Bild on Sunday, according to Sky Sports Germany.
Kane joined Munich this summer from Tottenham Hotspur. Kane, who began playing for Tottenham in 2004, including as a youth player, has scored 280 goals and provided 64 assists in 435 first-team appearances, making him the most prolific goalscorer in the club’s history.
Now a recognized Tottenham legend, Kane has decided to part ways with the club he has been with for 19 years to pursue a title challenge. He had one year left on his contract but did not sign a new deal, signaling his intention to leave the club.
Many big clubs, including Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), were interested in signing Kane, but it was Munich who ultimately won out. At the time, Munich had difficulties in negotiations due to the stubborn attitude of Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, but on the 23rd, they succeeded in signing Kane with a transfer fee of nearly 100 million euros (about $143 billion).
At this point, Levy drew the ire of Munich with his inexplicable behavior of demanding renegotiations after the deal had been finalized in an attempt to get the fee even slightly higher. Kane was scheduled to fly to Munich from London’s Sternsted Airport early on the morning of the 11th, but was forced to cancel his flight and wait at home as Levy suddenly demanded a renegotiation.
“It was a classic tactic,” said Bayern Munich honorary chairman Uli Hoeneß. “We had a verbal agreement at 0:00 am (local time) on the 11th, and at 2:50 am we were asked to renegotiate again,” said Ulri Hoeness, Honorary President of Bayern Munich.
“Club CEO Jan-Christian Dresden stood his ground: ‘We can’t raise the price on a dime,’ and Levy finally accepted the original offer at around 9 a.m. on the 11th.” “The plane waiting for Kane was then able to take off,” he adds.
“I’m really grateful to Munich,” Kane said of the club that stuck with him through the long negotiations and paid a hefty transfer fee.
“I felt it was time to take the next step in my career,” Kane said, “Coach Tuchel wanted to get to know me and told me why he wanted me at Munich. “Tuchel wanted to get to know me and told me why he wanted me at Munich, which he explained in detail in the meeting.
“‘We have to win’. This is the Munich mentality, and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge explained very well that in Munich it’s only about winning,” he added. 바카라사이트 “This Munich spirit will make me a better player and take me further.”
Kane made his debut shortly after joining the club, coming on as a substitute in the 2023 German Football League (DFL)-Supercup first leg against RB Leipzig on March 13, but failed to add the first trophy to his career as the team lost 0-3.