Supervisory Board member Uli Hoeneß commented on the negotiations with Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur at the FC Bayern training camp in Rottach-Egern am Tegernsee and was particularly optimistic.
“He has clearly signaled in all conversations that his decision is there. And if it stays, then we’ll get him. Then Tottenham will have to buckle,” said the Bayern patriarch in relation to Kane. “Karl-Heinz Rummenigge speaks to him regularly.”
The AZ quotes Hoeneß as saying: “[Kane] want to play internationally. Tottenham are not active there in the coming season – in contrast to our club. He now has another opportunity to join a top club in Europe.” Hoeneß continues: “What we really like about Kane is that his advisors, i.e. his father and brother, are very pleasant. So far they have always stood by what they have promised. And if it stays that way, then that’s okay.”
Referring to Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, Hoeneß said: “Levy is clever. We have to get him to name a price first. He plays for time, is a great professional. I appreciate him very much. But on the other hand are not people who have been doing this since yesterday.”
According to media reports, FC Bayern has been interested in Harry Kane for a long time and, depending on the source, has already made one or two offers for the center forward. In addition, there is said to have been a meeting with the Spurs club management around Levy on Thursday in London, which is said to have been positive.
FC Bayern: Tuchel gives “boring answer” to Kane
A few hours before Hoeneß, coach Thomas Tuchel gave a “boring” answer to questions about Kane at a press conference: he did not want to comment clearly on the personnel.
Bayern will start a summer tour of Asia on July 24, and Kane has been touring Australia with Spurs since Friday. So before the beginning of August, a transfer is not to be expected, if it happens at all. One cannot expect to complete such a transfer “in one week”, emphasized Hoeneß.
Levy is said to have given the Munich team a certain amount for which Kane was allowed to leave the club. It is unclear where it is and whether FCB would pay for it. According to several media reports, FC Bayern does not want to exceed the 100 million euro mark for a player whose contract expires in 2024.