Tottenham striker Harry Kane has agreed to a deal with Bayern Munich that could be worth up to €120m ($131m), sources tell ESPN.
The 30-year-old was due to travel to Germany to undergo a medical before signing a four-year deal. However, confusion reigned Friday morning when a last-minute glitch delayed his travel plans.
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Sources told ESPN that Tottenham want to renegotiate certain aspects of the transfer fee with Bayern. A source said they were targeting a higher amount of guaranteed payments, but this has remained unconfirmed.
Sources close to Tottenham denied any complications with the move and insisted he had permission to fly to Germany. However, it is understood that Kane waited at his family home before being allowed to leave the UK.
ESPN revealed earlier this month that Bayern were ready to pay €100m plus up to €20m in surcharges and that a transfer at that price has now been agreed after Bayern revised the structure of the terms.
Kane’s decision to leave the club ends a long-running saga that ultimately spells the end of his 19-year stint with Spurs.
Three offers were rejected by Bayern and they set a deadline until finalizing a deal last Friday, before presenting a fourth offer which Tottenham reluctantly accepted, leaving Kane to decide his future.
Sources told ESPN that the England captain had seriously considered staying on to see through the final year of his contract after new head coach Ange Postecoglou made a positive impression at the club, but Kane’s desire to win the silver was crucial Factor.
He didn’t want uncertainty to drag on into the season and was willing to stay if the two clubs didn’t reach an agreement. But after Spurs accepted Bayern’s latest offer, Kane decided to agree to a move.
Bayern coach Thomas Tuchel was keen to bring Kane to Chelsea during his time at Stamford Bridge and has achieved his ultimate goal of leading his side’s attack as they seek their twelfth straight Bundesliga title.
Spurs were ready to double Kane’s £200,000-a-week salary but sources told ESPN he had made it clear he had no intention of signing a new contract this summer, leaving the club to decide whether to wanted to take the risk of losing him for nothing next summer or whether he wanted to take the contract last chance to accept a sizeable transfer fee for a player with 12 months left on his current contract.
Postecoglou will address the media later on Friday ahead of Tottenham’s Premier League opener against Brentford on Sunday.
Kane will still have 213 Premier League goals, 48 fewer than Alan Shearer’s record.