During Harry Kane’s protracted summer transfer to Bayern Munich, the Englishman’s ambition was constantly questioned with onlookers unsure about the wisdom of leaving Tottenham Hotspur.
However, just 48 hours after Harry Kane scored an impressive brace for Bayern during his home debut at the Allianz Arena, Spurs would get knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Fulham. It was a defeat that, for all intents and purposes, shut the door on the hopes of Kane’s old team winning a trophy this season.
Kane leaves behind a club stuck on repeat
This is, at least, what the latest English Premier League odds suggest with Spurs at +1300 to win the top-flight title while being priced at +1200 to go all the way in the FA Cup. Bayern, meanwhile, are at -20000 to win the Bundesliga and at just +500 to win the Champions League. Evidently, the two clubs are facing decidedly different future prospects this season and Kane’s decision to head to Germany looks all the more justified with every game that passes.
2️⃣ Bundesliga games— FC Bayern Munich (@FCBayernEN) August 27, 2023
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Essentially, with Kane now a Bayern player, the Bavarians could realistically win every trophy on offer to them this season with the Englishman representing the missing piece that the German club has been desperately searching for since Robert Lewandowski’s departure in 2022. It is such a natural fit between Kane and Bayern that the question has to be asked: has any other foreign export ever been as suited to play for the German champions as Kane?
Kane: the closest thing to the most reliable transfer in history
Bayern are not in the business of spending large sums of money on new recruits. Instead, the Bavarians normally wait for a player’s contract with another club to run down before signaling their intention to buy them; leading to a dramatically reduced fee to pay for a player who is only too happy to exercise some patience before joining one of Europe’s greatest soccer institutions.
When it came to Kane, however, Bayern abandoned this usually frugal transfer policy by spending over $100 million on securing the 30-year-old’s signature. In the club’s opinion, this deviation from standard procedure was worth it as Kane represented everything that the powers at the Allianz Arena want in a player: professionalism, prolificacy, and leadership.
A special home league debut. Lots more to come ???? pic.twitter.com/BLThJBk9fp— Harry Kane (@HKane) August 27, 2023
These three traits are the most important qualities any player who arrives in Munich should have owing to Bayern’s dominance in the league. Put another way, any incoming player is going to arrive in a changing room that is used to winning. To retain these high standards, however, players are required to be consummate professionals in order for Bayern to keep a foothold at the top of European soccer.
Crucially, this hasn’t always been the case with marquee signings like Sadio Mane, Lucas Hernandez, and Mario Götze all unable to maintain the level needed to play for Bayern and quickly shipped out of the club.
Kane is able and committed
With Kane, there is zero chance of a drop in the exceptional standards he holds himself to, which effectively means that an already talented Bayern team only short of a natural goalscorer in the past, now has the most ruthless finisher in a generation leading the line. It is a match made in heaven and there is a strong likelihood that Kane will be remembered as the club’s best signing in its history.
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