Tottenham Hotspur have accepted Bayern Munich’s improved offer for Harry Kane and are now leaving it up to the player to make a final decision on whether to go through with the move.
Although the personal details of the move have been agreed, over the past week the 30-year-old has tended to stay on as it is also believed that his biggest goal is to join Manchester United. However, Old Trafford’s senior management were unwilling to engage in talks with Daniel Levy, giving Bayern an opportunity to embark on lengthy negotiations that at least eventually came to a conclusion.
It is understood that Spurs will be paid over £80m up front, with the total of the deal’s recoverable clauses set to exceed £110m.
Levy remained motionless in this pose from the start.
The Kane camp had given Bayern all the signs over the summer that they were ready for a move, although that now creates one final dramatic tension as the player decides whether he actually wants to leave the Premier League.
Kane has started the final 12 months of his contract with Spurs but has ignored the ongoing noise surrounding his future and scored four goals in last Sunday’s 5-1 friendly win over Shakhtar Donetsk.
Dejan Kulusevski set up Kane’s hat-trick and then praised his teammate’s professionalism.
“He scored four goals, so very good,” said Kulusevski. “No, he’s incredible. Honestly, his mentality, I can learn from him like anyone else. He just goes out and performs day after day.
“He’s a real professional. I’m glad I helped him score a goal today, but of course we want him to stay and we’ll do everything to make sure he stays.”