Update: July 11th, 6:45AM EST — Lothar backs Bayern for Kane move
While the earliest a move like this could happen is probably 2023, the Harry Kane-to-Bayern Munich created some buzz among some in the Bayern Munich fanbase. One person who would be all in favor of such a move is former Bayern and Germany great Lothar Matthäus.
“He is one of the top give strikers in the world alongside (Robert) Lewandowski, (Erling) Haaland, (Karim) Benzema and (Romelu) Lukaku, a complete player,” says Matthäus in an interview with Abendzeitung. “Kane would be a top reinforcement, big names like him, (Sadio) Mané or (Matthijs) De Ligt are good for the Bundesliga.”
Just a few weeks ago, Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla issued a report stating that Bayern Munich had made contact with Harry Kane, but now it appears that could have been just a bit premature per kicker:
(Robert) Lewandowski is therefore expected back for now. Nevertheless, the Munich team have to prepare for the 33-year-old’s departure — by the summer of 2023 at the latest. According to kicker information, one name that is conceivable in the forward position when shaping the future is Harry Kane . The 28-year-old has a contract with Tottenham Hotspur until 2024.
He would fit into Bayern’s position profile. What is wanted is an attacker who has already demonstrated the required top level and does not have to grow into it. However, a transfer this summer is difficult or almost impossible to implement due to the financial aspects.
In addition, Bild filed a report (as captured by @iMiaSanMia) which had nearly the same messaging:
Bayern have an interest in principle in Harry Kane, but the club is aware that a move this summer, is financially unaffordable. The club could take advantage of Kane’s contract situation next year (contract until 2024) to get him at a reasonable price.
Lewandowski has been heavily linked to FC Barcelona, with Chelsea FC and Paris Saint-Germain being considered dark horse candidates to acquire the Poland international. However, the Bavarians have taken a hardline stance about what monetary figure they want for Lewandowski and it is conceivable that the star striker could play out his contract though the end of the season with Bayern Munich.
As Fabrizio Romano points out, though, there is no talk on a move for this summer whatsoever — and Tottenham Hotspur is expected to try and ink Kane to a new deal:
There’s no discussion, negotiation or talk about Harry Kane. Tottenham always considered him untouchable and there’s nothing concrete going on with Bayern. ⚪️❌ #THFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 10, 2022
Lewy, Paratici and Conte have never considered to sell Kane this summer - Spurs want to discuss a new deal soon. pic.twitter.com/bo9io7Ylcb
That scenario could make it difficult for Bayern Munich to engage with Kane, but crazier things have happened.
So...what do you say Bayern Munich fans, Harry Kane in 2023 if he is available?
Should Bayern Munich go hard after Harry Kane in 2023?
This poll is closed
Yes - If Lewy won’t be with the club, then go get Kane!
Yes - Kane is the perfect replacement.
No - Bayern should be looking for a younger player.
No - Whatever the cost, it will be too much.