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Kane set for Bayern move: A look back at England star’s journey at Spurs

Published : 11 Aug 2023 08:39 PM

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has agreed to move to German champions Bayern Munich after the two clubs reached a preliminary deal for his transfer, Germany's Bild newspaper said on Friday.

Should it be completed, Kane's move would be the most expensive transfer in Bundesliga history with an expected fee of about 100 million euros.

The English club and Bayern had reportedly agreed on the move on Thursday but needed the consent of Kane, who has another year on his contract at Tottenham.

Neither club has commented on the matter so far. Bild newspaper, without citing a source, said the player had agreed to the deal during the night and is expected to sign a four-year contract with Bayern.

The Bavarians, who won the league for a record 11th successive time last season, have been desperate to bring Kane in as they look to boost their attack strength and battle for the Champions League title once more.

Kane joined Tottenham's academy aged 11 before making his senior debut in 2011. He has spent most of his career at the north London club but has had loan spells at Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich City and Leicester City.

Kane has scored a club-record 280 goals for Spurs in over 430 appearances in all competitions, and 58 times for his country in 84 games, making him their all-time leading marksman.

He is also the second-highest Premier League scorer of all time with 213 goals - 47 behind Alan Shearer's tally.

Kane, thanks to his knack of scoring goals on a regular basis, soon became one of the most trusted options in the Tottenham attacking unit. He claimed his first Premier League Golden Boot award in the 2015-16 season scoring 25 goals. Kane improved his tally next season by scoring four more goals to win a second consecutive Premier League Golden Boot trophy. Consistency has been one of Kane’s most valuable assets. He has managed to score 17 or more Premier League goals in nine straight seasons for Spurs.

In February this year, Kane became the all-time highest goal scorer in Tottenham history. The 30-year-old scored against Manchester City to break Jimmy Greaves’ long-standing record. Kane took his goal tally to 267 to achieve this astonishing feat.

Kane’s journey from an academy player to Spurs legend was not always smooth. 

Despite possessing the fine ability to score goals at will, Kane has had to suffer three defeats in finals as a Tottenham player. Kane came agonisingly close to winning the Champions League trophy in 2019. His team’s incredible Champions League run came to a disappointing end in the final after they were beaten by Premier League rivals Liverpool. Moreover, Kane had to face League Cup final losses on two occasions as well. Kane will now be looking to forget those heartbreaks and win silverware as a Bayern Munich player from the next season.