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“Not a penny more”- Uli Hoeness reveals Tottenham honcho Daniel Levy’s 11th hour punt in Harry Kane transfer

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Uli Hoeness reveals Tottenham Hotspur honcho Daniel Levy tried last minute change in Harry Kane deal

Bayern Munich’s honorary president, Uli Hoeness, has peeled back the curtain on the dramatic final hours of the Harry Kane transfer saga, offering a tantalising glimpse into the intricate dance of power, ambition, and brinkmanship that characterises modern football’s transfer dealings.

For weeks, the footballing world was kept on tenterhooks as negotiations between Bayern Munich and Tottenham Hotspur danced through highs and lows. The transfer of Harry Kane, the talismanic England captain, was far from a straightforward affair.

With just one year left on his contract, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy found himself in a high-stakes game, looking to secure the best possible deal for his prized asset. This led to a prolonged negotiation.

It was a summer filled with anticipation and suspense. Many fans were glued to the latest updates, hoping for news that would either herald Kane’s departure to the Bundesliga or reaffirm his allegiance to the Lilywhites.

Finally, an agreement was struck, and the footballing world collectively sighed in relief as the news broke that Harry Kane was bound for Bayern Munich. With just one year remaining on his contract, the price was hefty but justifiable for a player of his calibre.

Yet, the saga took a dramatic twist as Uli Hoeness, the revered figurehead of Bayern Munich, unveiled a hidden layer of drama that unfolded in the shadows of the transfer window’s closing hours.

Uli Hoeness reveals Tottenham Hotspur honcho Daniel Levy tried last minute change in Harry Kane deal.  (Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images)
It will be difficult for Tottenham to replace Harry Kane. (Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images)

In the dead of night, a verbal agreement stood as the foundation of Kane’s move to Germany. Allegedly, Levy sought to capitalise on the pressure of the ticking clock, attempting to extract a larger sum from Bayern Munich’s coffers. This audacious move led to a tense standoff, with neither side willing to back down.

Speaking about how Bayern handled it, here is what Hoeness had to say

“At midnight we had a verbal agreement, but at 2:50 am, the deal was called into question again. They asked again for a larger amount. Jan (Dreesen) then said: ‘Not a penny more!’ It took 6 hours for Levy to accept that we were stubborn about it and for the plane that had been waiting for Harry at Stansted that morning to finally take off”

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Ultimately, the Kane deal went through and the player has already had a blistering start to life at Bayern. Let’s see how this one pans out.

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