Harry Kane’s larger-than-life presence in Bavaria is paying big dividends for Bayern Munich. The former Tottenham Hotspur star and England captain is proving to be one of the coups of the summer transfer window after trading the Premier League for the German Bundesliga — even at a blockbuster price.
Kane is showing off his skills for his national team now during EURO qualifying, proving his switch of leads has not made him lose a beat. Every day is another affirmation of the Bavarians’ confidence in choosing to sign him this summer.
“We inquired very carefully about Harry and got the impression in the first conversations with him that he was exactly the type of guy we were looking for,” Bayern president Herbert Hainer said recently in an interview for Sport Bild, captured via @iMiaSanMia. “The fact that he has now integrated so quickly off the pitch speaks for his character. Harry Kane is a personality, he is not captain of the English national team for nothing. At 30-years-old you already have a lot of feel and experience about what a team needs.”
Kane scored in the 75th minute of England’s 2-0 win over Malta on November 18th, and made instant substitute impact three days later against North Macedonia — forcing through what The Guardian cheerfully called his “sheer presence” an own goal immediately after coming on.
And of course there is Kane’s blistering scoring pace for his new club, where he is already eyeing up now-FC Barcelona man Robert Lewandowski’s Bundesliga scoring record.
It is more than enough for the bosses at Säbener Straße to start patting themselves on the back.
“As someone who was partly responsible for this transfer, I’m very happy to see it work this way. And I hope it continues,” Bayern CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen had said after Kane’s Der Klassiker hat-trick earlier in November.
And it looks like there will be a lot more of that to come.
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