Harry Kane is reportedly leaning towards staying at Tottenham Hotspur after the Premier League club accepted an £86.4million bid from Bayern Munich.
The German champions have been chasing the 30-year-old striker all summer and finally had a bid accepted on Wednesday, according to David Ornstein.
Kane was also linked with a move to Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain but the former have since signed Rasmus Hojlund, while the latter recently brought in Goncalo Ramos.
The England captain is out of contract next summer and Tottenham appear to be willing to cash in as opposed to letting the player depart on a free transfer in 2024.
Kane’s stance remains unclear. He could go to Bayern and win a few pots and pans for the first time in his career or stay at Spurs to further his legacy as their best-ever player and surpass Alan Shearer as the Premier League’s all-time leading goalscorer.
Of course, many will view staying at Spurs as an unambitious decision to make (it is from a career standpoint) but it is important to remember that Kane is now 30, can have his pick of clubs next summer, and is expecting his fourth child with his wife, Katie, later this year.
On the other hand, we all know Kane is yet to win a trophy in his career and going to Bayern is certainly an easy way to get that monkey off his back.
Any talk of a Bundesliga title meaning nothing to him is rubbish and it would be wrong if Kane finishes his career without a single trophy, which will become very plausible if he extends his Spurs contract, although that is deemed very unlikely at this stage.
Kane wanted his future resolved before Spurs’ Premier League opener at Brentford this weekend but is apparently hesitating having been given the chance to finally move on.
According to Sky Sports, it is now ‘increasingly likely’ that the England skipper will remain at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
In a further blow to Bayern, Sky Sports Germany journalist Florian Plettenberg says the chances of Kane moving to the Allianz Arena are currently ’50/50′.
This is despite Kane having a ‘verbal agreement’ with the German club.
Plettenberg wrote on Twitter: ‘I can confirm that Harry Kane is actually hesitating and FC Bayern is aware of it – Despite the verbal agreement with Bayern. Despite the agreement in principle between Bayern and Tottenham.
‘I’ve just been told it’s a “50/50” decision for Kane right now.’
The idea of leaving England for Bayern was obviously appealing until a bid was accepted and the player has since dropped his bottle. Kane and Spurs really are a match made in heaven.