In a bold move signaling its intention to redefine Bundesliga's football landscape, reigning champion Bayern Munich has halted negotiations with Tottenham over the acquisition of English striker Harry Kane. This exclusive news was first brought to light by British Sky Sport.
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During a crucial meeting in London, the German powerhouse upped its previous €95 million bid with a staggering new offer exceeding €100 million. If Tottenham accepts this elevated bid, it would shatter the Bundesliga transfer record.
Although Tottenham turned down Bayern's initial offer as insufficient, the latest bid tests their resolve and that of the club's first man, Daniel Levy. Despite claims from the Telegraph that Bayern issued a midnight deadline to Tottenham, Sky reports that this is not an ultimatum.
Instead, it is more of a deadline for response from Levy, who has been thrown into the center of this high-stakes negotiation. This move for Kane comes in the wake of the departure of Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona for €45 million, leaving Bayern in a dire need of a prolific striker.
An attempt to fill the void with Senegalese player Sadio Mane last season proved unfruitful, owing to several on-pitch conflicts, resulting in Mane's transfer to Al-Nassr for €30 million.
Why Harry Kane?
A closer look at Kane's statistics offers a simple answer to Bayern's interest: his uncanny ability to find the back of the net.
Despite his underwhelming performance in the Champions League last season, where he netted just one goal and provided two assists in eight games, Kane's Premier League record was a remarkable contrast. As captain of England, he proved his mettle by scoring an impressive 30 goals and providing three assists in 38 Premier League matches.
These season totals brought his tally up to a formidable 213 goals in 320 games. In addition to his goal-scoring prowess, Kane is equally valued for his role in build-up play. With a remarkable 50 Premier League career assists to his name, he presents an attractive prospect for any team looking to bolster their attack.
The high-octane pursuit of Harry Kane by Bayern Munich underscores the team's determination to maintain their Bundesliga dominance.
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