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Harry Kane: Tottenham striker has Bayern Munich medical ahead of £100m move

Harry Kane is Tottenham's all-time record scorer with 280 goals in 435 appearances; Spurs academy graduate set to depart boyhood club to join Bayern Munich; watch Bayern Munich vs RB Leipzig on Saturday live on Sky Sports Football from 7.35pm; kick-off 7.45pm

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Harry Kane arrives in Munich for his medical for Bayern Munich.

Harry Kane is closing in on a £100m move to Bayern Munich after having a medical on Friday, with the England captain hopeful of making his debut on Saturday.

Kane landed in Germany on Friday night and completed the first part of his medical at Barmherzige Bruder hospital in west Munich.

The 30-year-old underwent the second part of his medical at Bayern's Sabener Strasse training centre with the move now close to completion.

Kane could make his Bayern debut on Saturday in the German Super Cup against RB Leipzig, which is live on Sky Sports, but he must be registered by 2pm UK time on Saturday to feature at the Allianz Arena.

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How Kane's day unfolded

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Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville weigh up the pros and cons on Harry Kane's potential move to Bayern Munich

Tottenham's all-time top scorer was informed at around 3pm on Friday that his transfer to Bayern had been agreed and he could travel to Munich for his medical.

Kane's flight took off at 4.50pm UK time and landed at 6.10pm UK time at Oberpfaffenhofen airport just outside Munich.

Timeline: How Kane saga unfolded on Friday

  • 7am – Kane driven to Stansted airport when he was told to turn back as the deal had not been agreed and Bayern did not want him to fly yet.
  • 7.30am - Kane was hearing that Tottenham were trying to make last-minute changes to the deal with Bayern. He was driven to a family home near the airport to wait from the all-clear call from Bayern.
  • 10.40am - Things were looking more positive and it was looking like he would definitely be flying to Germany on Friday.
  • 12pm - Kane was still at the family home. He was not going to fly until he had the all-clear from Bayern.
  • 2.50pm – He was told by Bayern that everything had been agreed and minutes later he set off for the airport again. On the way to the airport he was stuck in traffic and his flight time was delayed.
  • 4.50pm – Kane’s flight departed for Munich.
  • 6.10pm - Kane lands in Munich.

The deal between Tottenham and Bayern for Kane will comprise an initial £86m fee, with add-ons taking the price close to £100m - which is a Bayern and Bundesliga record fee.

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After Kane was told that a deal had been agreed between the clubs on Thursday, he decided to accept Bayern's offer.

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Sky Sports News reporter Michael Bridge explains the timeline of Kane's move to Bayern on Friday

Ange: Kane told me on day one he wanted to go

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Tottenham head coach Ange Postecoglou says he is preparing for life at the cub without Kane with his move to Bayern Munich 'imminent'

Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel described the bid to sign Kane as the club's "highest priority" on Friday.

"We are trying to get the captain of the English national team out of England, out of the Premier League," Tuchel added. "That says it all. It is a huge deal that we are working on, a huge signature that we are working on, but we are still in the process."

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Bayern Munich head coach Thomas Tuchel confirms that the signing of Harry Kane is the club's highest priority at the moment

Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou also confirmed Kane's transfer was "imminent" in his press conference on Friday.

"I had a conversation with Harry the first day I arrived, he was up front and honest and I was the same," continued Postecoglou.

"You kind of get an indication that he had kind of made up his mind that if the clubs agreed a deal, he would go.

"It's only fair that on a day like today our supporters do have a sense of mourning and loss, as despite the lack of success at the club, he's been a hero to them."

Tottenham's season-opening Premier League game is at Brentford on Sunday August 13, live on Sky Sports.

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Kane scored 30 Premier League goals last season in a disappointing campaign for Spurs as they finished eighth to miss out on European football, while they remain without a trophy since 2008.

Kane scored 280 goals in 435 appearances at Spurs, having scored his first in December 2011.

With 213 goals in 320 Premier League games, he is currently 48 goals off breaking Alan Shearer's record as the highest scorer in Premier League history.

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Redknapp: Spurs should have done Kane deal earlier to give Ange time to adapt

Sky Sports' Jamie Redknapp on the Essential Football Podcast:

"I feel sorry for Ange Postecoglou because he is the person that's trying to get his team prepared for the start of the season. And you know, we're hours away from the start of the season and his star player is going to be leaving. I mean, this could have been done a couple of months ago, a month ago, to give him the best opportunity.

"It doesn't really feel that whoever's making these decisions - Daniel Levy - is thinking what's best for the team. A new manager in the door, you want to give him everything at his disposal to make sure that he's got a great chance of pushing, trying to get back into that top four.

"Yes, you might have got a little bit more money out of the deal, but that doesn't necessarily make it right for the team.

"It's a huge loss for the Spurs fans, you feel sorry for them that their hero is going to be leaving a day before the season starts. Harry Kane is irreplaceable."

'Kane is moving to Bayern to win the treble'

Sky Germany's Florian Plettenberg:

"It's difficult to describe this transfer in words. It's not just a transfer. It's getting Harry Kane, the superstar of the Premier League, the captain of the Three Lions, it would be a massive statement transfer for Bayern Munich, Germany and the Bundesliga.

"The mission for Kane is to win the Champions League with Bayern Munich and Thomas Tuchel, not the Bundesliga. The ambition is to win the treble and Kane is a treble transfer."

Bayern chief: Kane signing is something special

Tottenham's Harry Kane applauds fans after his team lost 4-3 at the end of an English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, Sunday, April 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
Image: Kane is bringing his Spurs career to an end

Bayern Munich executive board member Andreas Jung speaking exclusively to Sky Sports:

"I think it is the financial evolution of football. For us, it is the first time that we pay on that level for a player but we know that other teams who have investors, for them it is not a big issue to have a player for €100m. For us, it is something special.

"On the other hand, it shows that we are competitive with the others. We will have a team that, in every competition that we play, has the chance, the opportunity, to win that competition. Therefore, I think it is a good signing. A player like Harry Kane will, for sure, help us, in combination with the other players.

"So, everyone is now looking forward to when he is allowed to play.

"I think he is a top player. He scored the most goals at the 2018 World Cup and is every year a top scorer in England so there is no discussion about him as a football player."

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Merse: Spurs are bottom half if Kane goes

Sky Sports' Paul Merson:

"Tottenham can't turn this money down with one year left on his contract when they think he is going to walk for free at the end of it.

"Yes he's 30 years of age but I don't really pay attention to any of that. The way he plays, I think he can play until 35, 36 easily. He doesn't rely on pace, his brain is as good as anybody's.

"I'm still shocked here today and I don't know why Manchester United didn't buy him. If they had, they would have got a good four or five years out of him and they would have won the Premier League.

"You have got no choice - surely they can't let him go for nothing next season. Whoever you are and in this day and age - and I know there's a lot of money in the Premier League - but you'd be mad to.

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Sky Sports' Paul Merson says he was shocked Manchester United didn't sign Kane and believes if they did, the team 'would have won the Premier League'

"Will this Tottenham team get in the top four next season? I'd be shocked. So it's not like you're keeping him and definitely getting in the top four, so whatever we lose by selling him, you're making it back in the Champions League. That isn't going to be the case.

"Kane scored 30 goals last season and Spurs finished nowhere near. You feel sorry for Ange Postecoglou but you're talking about a team who might get in the top four if he stays, to a team who doesn't get in the top half if he leaves. They won't even get in the top half! They're 100 per cent a bottom half team if he leaves.

"Who is going to get the goals? They finished eighth last season. I like James Maddison, he's a good player, but Leicester got relegated."

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