After years of speculations that he would leave Tottenham Hotspur for good, 30-year-old striker Harry Kane has decided to depart from England and pen a deal with defending German Bundesliga 1 champion Bayern Munich for the coming 2023/2024 Season. The highly-anticipated deal was confirmed when the North London outfit accepted Bayern Munich’s massive proposal of €120 million (A fixed fee of €100 million + add-ons worth €20 million) and the England national team captain himself finally came to a decision to leave Tottenham Hotspur, his boyhood club, and pursue a different dynamic in the next chapter of his professional football career.
Set to Leave Tottenham Hotspur After 280 Goals in 435 Appearances
Harry Kane has been known as one of the most prolific strikers football has ever produced, but the England’s all-time leading goal scorer‘s journey to the top has never been easy. The striker spent the early days of his career as a Tottenham player with loan spells across England, scoring 16 goals in 65 appearances for Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich City and Leicester City during the process. After the rough start to his path in Spurs, Harry Kane finally played a full season for the club and soon became the scary forward that we know in the 2014/2015 Season, following his 31-goal record in 51 appearances that year.
Before deciding to leave Tottenham Hotspur for good, Harry Kane registered a staggering total of 280 goals in 435 caps in all competitions during the 13 seasons he played for the North London club. These incredible statistics made him one of only three players to ever score more than 200 goals in the English Premier League (The other two being Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney) as well as the all-time leading goal scorer for his club.
Furthermore, Harry Kane translated his terrific goal scoring ability to international scene, where he also overtook Wayne Rooney’s for the Three Lions’ all-time international goal record. The 30-year-old England national team skipper now has 58 goals in 84 international caps for his country and will likely extend the record to an unmatchable height when his international career is done and dusted.
Leaving England for the First Time
The writing has been on the wall for Kane to leave Tottenham Hotspur, as despite the England striker’s incredible statistics at the attacking end, Spurs were not able to provide him the assistance or support needed to hunt for domestic titles, let alone European club football honours. Before he decided to leave Tottenham Hotspur for Bayern Munich, the 30-year-old Walthamstow-born player also drew attention from football powerhouses such as Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.
Nevertheless, Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy’s unwillingness to sell Kane to local rivals and Kane’s preferred choice not being Paris laid the foundation of the English footballer to sign a deal with Bayern Munich. By completing this move to the 33-time German Champions, it would be the first time for Kane to play for a club outside his birth country England, and all eyes will be on how the England national team captain can cope with professional football in another country.
The moment Pep Guardiola found out about Harry Kane to Bayern Munich 🇩🇪 pic.twitter.com/wZIuxvT8sq
— GOAL (@goal) August 10, 2023
Full Rebuild Mode as Hugo Lloris Could Also Leave Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane might not be the only old servant who will be departing from Spurs to join another club, since club captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris might also be on his way to leave Tottenham Hotspur. Following 447 appearances in 11 seasons for Spurs, the former French international and World Cup winner in Russia 2018 could be offered to Spanish La Liga side Real Madrid, after Los Blancos’ no. 1 Thibaut Courtois was diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Courtois will also now join Chelsea’s Christopher Nkunku as high-profile players who had injured themselves before the start of the 2023/2024 Season.