Harry Kane, the Tottenham Hotspur striker who spent eight seasons playing alongside Son Heung-min in English professional soccer, has joined German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich. Now he’s joined by South Korean international defender Kim Min-jae.
The Bavarians announced on Wednesday (June 12), “We have signed Kane. The contract expires on June 30, 2027.” He will wear the number 9 shirt.
The transfer fee was not announced, but local reports put the total at around 120 million euros ($175 million). It is the highest transfer fee in the history of the German Bundesliga, as well as the Munich club.
“It’s been a long time coming, but we’re happy to have Kane in our shirt. He has been our dream player since the beginning.”
Kane is a living legend at Tottenham.
After coming through the Tottenham youth ranks, Kane made his debut for Spurs in 2009 and has been with the club ever since, except for a loan spell.
He went on to make 435 appearances for Spurs, scoring 280 goals, making him the club’s all-time leading scorer. He has 58 goals in 84 caps for England, which is also a record.
He also scored 213 goals in 320 career EPL appearances. This ranks second all-time behind Alan Shearer (260).
Despite his consistent performances as one of Europe’s leading strikers, it seems that he was more determined to leave the club.
Kane has never won a major trophy in the league, the English FA Cup, or the UEFA Champions League.
“Munich is one of the biggest clubs in the world,” Kane told the club, “and I want to prove myself by always competing at the highest level.”
The move formalizes the breakup of the “Son-Ke duo” with Son Heung-min, which was considered one of the best duos in EPL history.
Kane and Son have been together at Tottenham since the 2015-2016 season and have combined for 47 goals in eight seasons in the EPL. That’s the most in the division. Son scored 24 goals and Kane 23.
Kane will now be joined by South Korea’s key central defender Kim Min-jae in their quest to conquer Europe.
Munich is a formidable team, often referred to as the ‘little German national team’. They boast the most wins in the Bundesliga, having finished at the top 33 times. That’s more than three times as many as the second-place team, Nürnberg (9).
They have been at the top of the league for 11 consecutive seasons, from 2012-2013 to last season. Munich’s real goal is to win the UEFA Champions League. 먹튀검증