Former Tottenham striker Harry Kane has finally opened up on his £100m move to Bayern Munich in the summer after having kept a close lid on what he had gone through.
Kane made an exclusive revelation to FourFourTwo exactly what transpired during his transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Bayern Munich. The former Spurs talisman has settled in remarkably since arriving in Bavaria, scoring 17 goals in his first 11 Bundesliga appearances. However prior to that, he had to endure a tumultuous 24 hours in August 2023 whilst in transition from his boyhood club to the German Bundesliga giants.
“It was a bit of a mad experience to be honest,” Kane now tells FourFourTwo of that life-changing day. “I didn’t really know what to expect, as I’d been at Spurs for 19 years and was really happy there. So I was stepping out of my comfort zone – it was a first for me to feel how these transfers happen, and to be a part of one.
“Last season, all I focused on was Tottenhsm and trying to help the club finish as high as possible in the table. Once the season finished, I spoke to Spurs and explained that I felt it was time to move on and push myself as far as possible. I then went away on holiday and that’s when talks started progressing. I was confident the clubs would eventually come to an agreement.”
Both clubs finally did settle on an agreement, with Bayern agreeing on a deal with Tottenham for Kane worth £100m, with the England striker signing a four-year contract at the club. Even arriving at the training ground on his first day turned out to be somewhat of a daunting experience, even for the Premier League hot goal-scoring ace.
“I woke up on the Saturday morning, went straight to training, met all the players for the first time, then we had the game that night,” Kane reflect. “I was at the airport just the previous afternoon. Like I said, it was mad.
“Those first few days felt like joining a new school. Putting faces to names, introducing yourself, everyone asking how you are. I’ve faced a lot of the lads in the past, so it was nice to get to know them all personally. It was a bit surreal, but I was itching to get going.”
Kane made his debut for the club only a day after being officially unveiled as a Bayern Munich player, albeit as a second-half substitute in a 3-0 defeat to RB Leipzig in the German Supercup. From that moment on, Kane knew immediately that he had made the right decision.
“It felt amazing to make my debut,” Kane says. “The atmosphere there was something special, and I’ve since realised that wasn’t a one-off. German football has some of the most passionate fans I’ve seen.
“I remember waiting to come on, hearing the drums and looking at all the banners and flags. It gave me goosebumps. The fan culture in Germany blew me away from the start.”