Harry Kane has finalized a £100 million transfer to Bayern Munich on a four-year contract, marking the conclusion of his remarkable tenure with Tottenham.
As the England captain, Kane put pen to paper on an initial deal worth 100 million euros (£86.4 million), along with potential additional payments based on performance. He might even make his debut in Bayern’s forthcoming German Super Cup clash against RB Leipzig.
Having amassed an impressive tally of 280 goals in 435 appearances, the 30-year-old departs Premier League side Spurs as their record-setting all-time leading scorer.
“I’m truly delighted to join Bayern, one of the world’s foremost clubs. I’ve always expressed my desire to step up and test myself at the pinnacle of my career,” commented Kane. He continued, “This team is synonymous with a winning mentality, and it’s incredibly satisfying to be part of it.”
As he bid farewell to Tottenham, Kane conveyed that the moment was right for him to depart the club. However, he also hinted that this may not be a permanent goodbye, leaving the door open for a potential return in the future.
He said: “I’m sad to be leaving the club I’ve spent nearly 20 years of my life at, from an 11-year-old boy to a 30-year-old man. There have been so many great moments and special memories that I will cherish forever.
“And mostly thank you to you the Tottenham fans. From the moment I’ve been playing I’ve been one of your own and I’ve given everything I possibly could to make you proud and give you as many special moments and memories that will hopefully last forever.
“I felt this was the time to leave. I didn’t want to go into the season with a lot of unresolved future talk. I think it’s important for the new manager and the players to concentrate on trying to get Tottenham to around the top of the table and fighting for trophies.
“I wish Ange and the boys all the very best of luck. Obviously, I will be watching from a fan’s point of view now and I really hope the team can be successful.
“This is a message to all you fans around the world, every single Tottenham fan has supported and been with me throughout my journey.
Me and my family will cherish it forever. We’ll never forget all the moments we’ve had together so thank you. I’ll be watching the season.
“Good luck to Tottenham and the whole club. It’s not a goodbye because you never know how things pan out in the future. Thank you and see you soon.”