Harry Kane (Bayern Munich), who left Tottenham in the English Premier League (EPL), still supported his former team. He especially showed his loyalty with the comment, “I will watch over you for the rest of my life.”
The British media Evening Standard reported Kane’s question and answer at a press conference ahead of the first leg of the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League (UCL) Group A match against Manchester United on the 19th (Korean time). .
Locally, Kane, who left Tottenham for a transfer fee of 100 million euros (approximately 142 billion won) in the summer transfer market and wore a Munich uniform, was asked questions about his former team. In particular, Kane commented on Tottenham’s recent performance, saying, “It’s a fantastic start,” and then responded, “I’m always watching Tottenham, and I’ll be watching Tottenham for the rest of my life.”
In fact, Tottenham, who entered a new era with new coach Enzi Postekoglu, is on an undefeated streak with 4 wins and 1 draw in the first 5 games since the opening of the EPL. Kane’s void, which initially raised concerns, appears to be being filled by the outstanding performances of Son Heung-min and James Maddison.
Kane continued, “I am confident that (Tottenham) fans will continue this momentum. “There are important games scheduled, so we will see what happens during the season,” he added. Tottenham is preparing for the first North London derby of the season against Arsenal on the 24th.
Meanwhile, the opponent, Manchester United, is also a team that participated in the race to recruit Kane in this transfer market. Originally, as recently as June, Kane’s move to Manchester United was mentioned first, and transfer rumors gained momentum along with claims that Kane, who is looking at the EPL’s highest scoring record (1st place, Alan Shearer, 260 goals), would remain in Korea. However, it was Munich that ultimately embraced Kane. Manchester United still fell behind in the ‘Kane Race’ due to sluggish and complicated acquisition negotiations. In the meantime, Munich naturally took pole position (leading the race) and, after difficult negotiations with Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy, got Kane. Kane is about to face a strange match when he meets Manchester United as his first opponent in the UCL. In response, Kane said, “It is true that there have been talks with several clubs,” but added, “Munich was a team that I was really interested in and excited about.”
In particular, Kane said, “After Munich’s offer came in, there weren’t many other discussions. “And then Tottenham and Munich had a conversation, and a contract was concluded.” He continued, “I focus here (Munich). Manchester United is also a great club. “I just decided to come to Munich and I am very happy,” he said, expressing his respect for all clubs.
Meanwhile, around the same time, it was reported that Tottenham had a ‘buyback’ clause that would allow them to re-sign Kane. On the 20th, British media Sky Sports reported, “Chairman Daniel Levy said Tottenham has a buy-back clause to re-sign Kane,” and added, “Chairman Levy, who was criticized by Tottenham fans for letting go of Kane, said at a fan forum held last night. I was asked, ‘Is there a buy-back clause for Harry Kane?’ At this time, Chairman Levy responded, ‘Of course.’”바카라
However, the specific buyback option amount and method were not communicated. The media said, “When Kane announced that he was leaving Tottenham in early August, he did not seem to rule out the possibility of returning to Tottenham in the future,” adding that Kane said at the time, ‘It is not goodbye because we do not know what will happen in the future.’ I paid attention.
Of course, it is unclear whether Tottenham will be able to re-sign Kane right now. Kane signed a long-term contract with Munich until 2027. As there are no specific details about the ‘buyback’ claimed by Chairman Levy, the exact time of return is unknown.
Separately from this, Kane has been cruising since entering Munich, scoring 4 goals in 4 official games. Fans are paying attention to whether he will be able to wear a Munich uniform and perform his unique goal celebration in the UCL match against Manchester United on the 21st.