The 30-year-old has signed a four-year deal and will now wear the number nine jersey for Bayern, following in the footsteps of Jurgen Klinsmann, Gerd Müller, and Robert Lewandowski, whom he most directly succeeds.
Kane’s transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Bayern would reportedly cost an initial £86 million, with add-ons bringing the total price close to £100 million, a record for both Bayern and Bundesliga.
At the Barmherzige Bruder hospital in west Munich, Kane finished the first portion of his medical after arriving in Germany on Friday night. At Bayern’s Sabener Strasse training facility, the 30-year-old had the second portion of his medical as the transfer was almost complete.
Since his Spurs debut, Kane has scored 213 Premier League goals. Kane allegedly wanted to stay in England so he could surpass Alan Shearer’s 260-goal record for the Premier League. Kane was persuaded to stay by Spurs fans during the 5-1 friendly victory against Shakhtar Donetsk on Sunday, but the move to Bayern was certainly always happening.
FC Bayern President Herbert Hainer, said, “Welcome to Munich, Harry Kane! We’re very happy about this top-quality new arrival. The transfer required tenacity, bite and perseverance – my compliments to all those involved in these negotiations at FC Bayern, led by our CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen. Harry Kane will not only strengthen FC Bayern, but also be a real asset to the entire Bundesliga.”
FC Bayern CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen, said, “It’s been a long process, but now we’re all the happier that Harry Kane will be wearing the Bayern Munich shirt with immediate effect. Harry Kane was our absolute dream player right from the start. He is a perfect fit for us and the club’s DNA in terms of both football and character. World-class centre forwards have always been an important factor when FC Bayern has celebrated its greatest triumphs, and we’re convinced that Harry Kane will continue this success story. Our fans can look forward to one of the best goalscorers of our time.”
On this development, Harry Kane, said, “I’m very happy to be a part of FC Bayern now. Bayern is one of the biggest clubs in the world, and I’ve always said that I want to compete and prove myself at the highest level during my career. This club is defined by its winning mentality – it feels very good to be here.”