Harry Kane Criticized in German Media
Bayern Munich president, Herbert Hainer, has found himself at the center of an odd situation, as Bild, a German newspaper, published an open letter urging the club not to spend a hefty £100 million on Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane. This comes after Bayern's initial offer of £85 million was turned down by Spurs, who is holding out for a 9-figure sum.
In the opinion piece, Bild columnist Raimund Hinko expressed concern about the potential transfer, stating that splashing such a significant amount on a 30-year-old player would be wasteful. He mentions that while some players over 30 have continued to perform at a high level, he urged Bayern to consider younger options with their long-term goals in mind.
Hinko began the letter apologetically, regretting that he had to write it in the first place. He hoped to dissuade Bayern officials from spending a fortune on what he referred to as an "old bone," suggesting that other talented, experienced players are in peak condition and could be better investments.
The columnist questioned whether Kane could ever reach the remarkable standards set by Bayern's current star striker, Robert Lewandowski. Hinko was also irritated by rumors of Tottenham's interest in Bayern wonderkid Mathys Tel, casting doubt on Kane's ability to replicate the Polish striker's performances. He urged Bayern not to allow Tottenham to mock them and dismissed the English club's history by referring to their past English championships as "Stone Age football," which occurred 62 and 72 years ago.
Despite the £100 million price tag, there may be a glimmer of hope for Bayern. Kane is eager to secure a move away from Tottenham this summer and is even willing to buy out the final year of his contract to make it happen. His weekly salary of £200,000 would mean paying a fee of around £20 million to break free from the deal. If their valuation is met, Tottenham has reportedly agreed to allow Kane to move to a non-Premier League team.
However, negotiations have hit a roadblock due to the disparity between Bayern's offer and Tottenham's asking price. It remains to be seen whether Bayern will increase their bid in the upcoming days and if it will align with Tottenham's demands.
Who is Harry Kane?
Harry Kane was born on July 28, 1993, in Walthamstow, London. He is an accomplished English footballer that gained recognition for his skills as a striker. Kane rose through Tottenham Hotspur's youth academy before making his first-team debut in 2011.
Known for his clinical finishing, intelligent positioning, and aerial ability, Kane has consistently been one of the top goal-scorers in the English Premier League. He has been an integral part of Tottenham's success and has earned numerous individual accolades, including multiple Golden Boot awards for being the league's top scorer. Kane has also represented the England national team, playing a vital role in major international tournaments such as the FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championship.
With his talent and leadership qualities, Harry Kane remains a talismanic figure for his club and his country.