Former Liverpool and Bayern Munich midfielder, Didi Hamann, has raised concerns over the potential repercussions for Bayern Munich if they fail to secure the signing of Harry Kane. Expressing his views, Hamann asserted that the consequences would be “catastrophic” for the German giants, urging them to meet Tottenham’s demands and finalize the transfer deal.
In recent weeks, Tottenham Hotspur has reportedly turned down multiple bids from Bayern Munich for the England captain, including offers of £70 million ($90.2 million), £80 million ($103.3 million), and £86 million ($110 million). With Kane’s contract set to expire in 2024, the negotiations have reached a pivotal juncture. The 30-year-old striker is reportedly keen to have his future resolved before the commencement of the upcoming Premier League season.
Hamann, speaking to Sky Germany, criticized Bayern Munich’s negotiation approach, particularly the manner in which they have publicly discussed their pursuit of Kane. He stressed that if Bayern intends to make such public statements regarding a player like Kane, they must be prepared to meet Tottenham’s financial expectations. The former midfielder emphasized the potential damage to Bayern’s public image should the deal fall through, highlighting the importance of respecting a player’s wishes in a situation of this nature.
Furthermore, Hamann pointed out the complexity of negotiating with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, who is renowned for his tough stance in transfer dealings. He cited Uli Hoeness’ previous statement that Tottenham would eventually concede in negotiations, suggesting that Hoeness might have underestimated Levy’s negotiating prowess. Hamann also highlighted the possibility that Kane’s public statements and ultimatum about his desire to leave Tottenham for Munich may have inadvertently put pressure on Bayern, as opposed to the intended pressure on Tottenham.
Highlighting the dynamics of the situation, Hamann argued that Kane’s commitment to his desire for a move has been evident in his statements and interactions with fans. He emphasized that if Bayern Munich aligns themselves with Kane’s wishes, as the captain of the English national team, they should be prepared to fulfill the financial demands set by Tottenham and its chairman.
As rumors swirl about Kane’s potential decision, reports have indicated that he might remain with Tottenham for the upcoming season. The influence of new head coach Ange Postecoglou’s philosophy and the positive training experiences under the Australian tactician have reportedly swayed Kane’s stance. However, it is worth noting that Kane has rejected contract extension offers from Tottenham, with the club valuing him at around £100 million ($127.3 million). Despite these developments, Tottenham is holding firm on their valuation, as reinforced by chairman Daniel Levy.
The Premier League season is rapidly approaching, with Tottenham’s first match against Brentford scheduled for Sunday, August 13th. In a parallel event, Bayern Munich will engage in the DFL-Supercup final against RB Leipzig on the preceding day. As the transfer saga continues to unfold, the football world watches closely to see whether Bayern Munich can navigate the intricacies of the negotiation process and secure the services of Harry Kane.