Harry Kane signs for Bayern Munich until 2027, leaves Tottenham




England captain Harry Kane has joined Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich from Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur on a four-year deal, the German champion said on Saturday.

Bayern said the 30-year-old striker was signed until 2027 after protracted talks between the two clubs.

It is the highest transfer fee ever paid by a Bundesliga club. The previous record was the 80 million euros paid by Bayern to sign Lucas Hernandez from Atletico Madrid in 2019.

“It’s not a goodbye because you never know how things pan out in the future,” Kane said in the video, “but it’s a thank you and I’ll see you soon,” Kane said in a viedeo that he posted on social media.

Kane leaves Tottenham after 19 years at the club, where he became the second highest-scoring player in Premier League history but never won a major trophy.

“Hi everyone. I wanted to be the first to tell you Tottenham fans that I will be leaving the club today. Obviously, a lot of emotions going through me right now and sad to be leaving the club I have spent nearly 20 years of my life at from an 11-year-old boy to a 30-year-old man now,” Kane said in a video that he posted on social media.

“There’s been so many great moments and special memories. Memories that I will cherish forever. So this is a thank you to all my teammates, to all my coaches, all the managers every single staff member to do with the club. You know from the kit man to the chefs, everyone involved and most importantly a thank you to Tottenham fans. I felt like this was the time to leave,” he added, “I didn’t want to go into the season with a lot of unresolved future talk.”

Bayern president Herbert Hainer said Kane would be a “real asset to the entire Bundesliga.”

“We’re very happy about this top-quality new arrival,” Hainer said. “The transfer required tenacity, bite and perseverance — my compliments to all those involved in these negotiations at FC Bayern.”

Kane will give a central focus in attack to a Bayern team which has struggled to adapt since selling Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona a year ago.


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