Bayern made four bids for the England striker, eventually agreeing to a €100m deal to poach Kane. However, the striker himself didn’t immediately agree to a move as he weighed all the options. While the initial delay left Spurs confident that they might have persuaded their captain to stay, 90 mins reckons Kane has now accepted Bayern’s proposal and will leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer. Kane, who has given until Sunday to clarify his future, must undergo a medical in Germany on Friday before signing a four-year contract with the Bundesliga champions.
If the move to Germany goes through as expected, Kane will end a 19-year tenure with Tottenham, during which he has scored 280 goals in 435 appearances. Kane’s quest for Alan Shearer’s all-time Premier League goalscoring record will also be halted, possibly permanently. The 30-year-old has scored 213 goals in the competition, 47 fewer than Blackburn and Newcastle icon Shearer.
While they had hoped to keep Kane, Spurs were exploring a possible replacement for the England captain in anticipation of a departure. Argentina youth international Alejo Veliz has agreed to join, but Spurs are also eyeing the likes of Gent’s Gift Orban, Montpellier’s Elye Wahi and Lille’s Jonathan David. Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic is also on Spurs’ radar. The Serb was keen to join Saudi Arabia earlier in the summer but was blocked by Fulham, who are demanding £50m to part ways with his star striker.