Record national player Lothar Matthäus is critical of the required high transfer fee despite all the qualities of Harry Kane, who is being courted by Bayern Munich.
Kane is “one of the best strikers in the world” and a “scoring machine with an ice-cold finish,” wrote Matthäus in his skyColumn: “But whether 100 million is the right price tag for an almost 30-year-old is open to debate.” Kane is “intelligent, makes good runs and has a good header game,” Matthäus continued.
England’s national team captain is under contract with Tottenham Hotspur until the summer of 2024. The media reported on Sunday about an offer from Bayern that is said to be 80 million euros plus bonus payments. The Spurs are said to have immediately rejected this offer.
Kane has reportedly expressed an interest in continuing his career at Bayern. This “shows that they are still an absolute top address in European football,” Matthäus continued. The German record champion will “need a lot of patience” in the competition for the striker.
Nevertheless, Matthäus also sees mistakes in the past at Bayern in dealing with Robert Lewandowski, who switched to FC Barcelona in the summer of 2022 after a tough struggle for 45 million euros.
“If you had extended Lewandowski by three years and given him a salary increase, it would have been cheaper than the past year of dissatisfaction plus the amount that you have to spend on Kane now,” said the 1990 world champion.