Alasdair Gold, a journalist for 스포츠토토“Football London,” reported on Wednesday (June 12) that “the mood at Tottenham is one of shock over Harry Kane’s departure. The other players in the locker room are devastated.”
Several foreign media outlets, including European transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano, reported that Kane had completed a medical in Munich that day. Munich are expected to confirm as early as the next 24 hours that they will keep Kane until June 2027. The transfer fee is reportedly £100 million ($169.1 million) with an option for £20 million ($338 million).
Munich have been at the negotiating table with Tottenham on several occasions. Even before the summer transfer window opened, Kane was rumored to be on the move. Kane is out of contract with Tottenham next summer, and not only Munich but also English Premier League (EPL) rivals Manchester United were in the running to sign him.
However, with the Red Devils embroiled in a dispute over their ownership of the club, Munich became the sole bidder. Initially, it looked like the deal would be delayed due to the transfer fee, but at the last minute, Munich met Tottenham’s asking price and the deal was finalized. This led to the departure of Tottenham legend Kane before the start of the season.
Kane is an iconic EPL striker. He’s the kind of player Munich would drool over. He scored 213 goals in 320 EPL games, the most of any active player, until last season. Even including retired players, he is second all-time behind Alan Shearer (53, 260 goals). If he continues to play in the EPL, he’s in position to become the EPL’s all-time leading scorer.
However, it is very likely that he will be playing in Germany next season. Kane’s presence at Tottenham, in particular, has been enormous, so there’s a lot at stake for other players. “The Tottenham locker room was devastated by Kane’s departure,” Gold said.
“Once the news of Kane’s departure broke, the mood within the Tottenham team dropped significantly,” Gold said. Likewise, Kane’s departure must be painful for Postecoglou, who took over as Spurs boss in July. He lost his signature striker as soon as he arrived.
“I was already aware of the situation,” Postecoglou said at his pre-match press conference for the EPL opener against Brighton on Sept. 13 at 10 p.m. “I was already aware of the situation,” he said.
“I didn’t ask for certain players to stay in the pre-appointment negotiations,” Postecoglou said. I did my research before I took over, and I was fully aware of the situation at Tottenham,” he said, adding, “I already knew that. I told the team, ‘We’re going to focus on the opening game.