Bayern Munich’s pursuit of Harry Kane has hit a valuation roadblock, with representatives from both Bayern and Tottenham meeting in London on Monday to discuss the potential transfer.
Despite talks continuing into the afternoon, it appears that Bayern remains significantly short of Tottenham’s valuation of the prolific forward.
The gap in valuation between the two clubs is believed to be at least £20 million, a substantial sum that poses a challenge for Bayern Munich in their quest to secure Kane’s services.
However, the negotiations are still ongoing, and there might be room for a compromise as both clubs seek a mutually beneficial agreement.
Harry Kane, one of the most sought-after strikers in world football, has reportedly expressed openness to engaging in formal discussions with Bayern Munich if a deal can be reached.
The opportunity to join the German giants could be an enticing prospect for Kane, as he aims to further his career and potentially compete in different domestic and European competitions.
Tottenham, on the other hand, has made it clear that they will insist on including a buy-back clause in any agreement that would allow Kane to return to the Premier League in the future.
This condition is indicative of their desire to maintain a degree of control over the player’s future, should he decide to come back to English football at a later stage.
Despite the valuation discrepancy, Bayern Munich appears to be unwavering in their pursuit of Kane, demonstrating their commitment to bolstering their squad with top-tier talent.
Reports suggest that Bayern is prepared to break their transfer record, which currently stands at €80 million (£68.5 million), paid to Atletico Madrid for Lucas Hernandez in 2019.
One factor that may work in Bayern’s favour is that Harry Kane has only one year remaining on his contract with Tottenham. With time ticking away on the striker’s current deal, the pressure may mount on Spurs to secure a deal rather than risk losing him on a free transfer next summer.
Bayern Munich’s Chief Executive, Jan-Christian Dreesen, and Technical Director, Marco Neppe, travelled to England on Monday morning, emphasizing the club’s seriousness in these negotiations.