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Official: Harry Kane leaves Tottenham Hotspur to join Bayern Munich

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Harry Kane officially leaves Tottenham Hotspur to join Bayern Munich.

Harry Kane officially leaves Tottenham Hotspur to join Bayern Munich

Well…well…well… It has happened. Harry Kane has left Tottenham Hotspur, officially! The English superstar has been unveiled as a new Bayern Munich player.

The day Tottenham fans were dreading, the day Tottenham fans hoped they would never have to face, the day Tottenham fans were hoping against hope does not come this summer – well, it has happened.

Their talismanic striker, leader and arguably the best striker that the Premier League has seen in the last half-decade has left the club. After months of speculation, Harry Kane has now joined Bayern Munich.

It looked for a very long time like it would not happen. It looked like Tottenham would convince Kane to renew his contract. It looked like the fans’ cries of “Harry Kane we want you to stay” would cause a change in direction in the 30-year-old’s heart.

Daniel Levy seemed like he was determined to keep Kane, no matter what. There were even fears that he would outright block a move, running the risk of losing the Englishman for absolutely nothing next summer.

Bayern Munich made offer after offer after offer but Tottenham remained firm. However, football is a funny world. Hardly days before the new season, Levy gave in and accepted the bid that the Germans made.

Harry Kane officially leaves Tottenham Hotspur to join Bayern Munich. (Photo by LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP via Getty Images)
Harry Kane says goodbye! (Photo by LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP via Getty Images)

Levy did come out and explain his stance on why he accepted the bid for Kane and it had to do with the fact that Tottenham could not convince the Englishman to change his mind

“We tried to offer Kane and his camp different forms of new contract both short and long-term. Harry was clear that he wanted a fresh challenge and would not be signing a new contract this summer. We have reluctantly, therefore, agreed to his transfer”

The Tottenham chairman certainly did not mince his words when it comes to the transfer. From the looks of it, he had absolutely no intention of letting Kane go but the contract situation kind of forced his hand into making the decision.

Kane joined Tottenham in 2004. 19 years later, he bids adieu to the club which has given him everything he has until now, from a footballing perspective. He is also saying goodbye to a club that would not have been the same without his contributions.

For much of his Tottenham career, Kane almost solely carried the burden of making Tottenham a top team in England. His performances need no introduction but for all his efforts, he does not have one piece of silverware to show.

Now 435 games, 280 goals and 64 assists later, he embarks on a new journey in search of silverware. His desire for a trophy is so profound that he has literally abandoned the idea of becoming the top-scorer in the Premier League despite being so close to Alan Shearer’s record.

An emotional day for him indeed, here is what Kane had to say after officially joining the German giants

“I’m very happy to be part of Bayern, one of the biggest clubs in the world and I’ve always said that I want to move and prove myself at the highest level in my career”

We will miss you Harry Kane  (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)
We will miss you Harry Kane (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)

Having successfully completed the deal before the deadline, Kane will be eligible to play for Bayern in the DFL Supercup final against RB Leipzig. It remains to be seen if he plays any part in such a short turnaround time though.

Thomas Tuchel, the former Chelsea manager has been instrumental in taking Kane away from Tottenham. There is no doubt that the Englishman will adapt to the Bundesliga and continue his goalscoring exploits for years to come.

Tottenham now have to dip into the market and find the right profile to replace Harry Kane. The last time they got money from a record sale in Gareth Bale, they did not do a good job in investing the money with the exception of Christian Eriksen.

This time though, it is imperative for the club to sign the right number nine to replace the Englishman. Yes, we do have Richarlison but he is a very different profile and we might need someone who is more of a reference point in the forward line.

With respect to Kane though, it might be over for now. However, there is no doubt that the Tottenham Hotspur doors will always be open for a player who has given his heart and soul to the club.

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Kane has given us a lot of good memories and has been a protagonist in all our good moments in recent times. It is almost fitting that his last outing in a Tottenham shirt saw him net four times. Until we see you again – “Goodbye Harry Kane. All the best for your endeavours with Bayern Munich, except when you play against us”

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