The length of contract that Bayern Munich are willing to tempt Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane with has been revealed by a German source.
Kane is a major target this summer for Bayern, who appear to have the best chance of luring him away from Spurs. Only one year remains on Kane’s contract in north London and he seems extremely unlikely to renew it.
Eager to add some medals to his cabinet, Kane seems to be tempted by the prospect of joining Bayern. Reports on Sunday suggested his wife is already house hunting in Munich.
Since then, further information has filtered through about the contract Kane could be offered by Bayern. According to Sport Bild reporter Christian Falk and his colleague Tobi Altschaffl, the Bundesliga champions are aiming to attract the England captain with a long-term proposal.
Indeed, Kane will be presented with terms that would last for four or even five years. For a player who will be 30 years old by the start of the new season, it would be a serious offer – especially considering that Bayern’s usual policy is only to offer one-year deals to players in a similar age bracket.
Tottenham have been trying to get Kane to commit to their own new deal too, although it is unclear whether they would be willing to match the length of terms that Bayern are contemplating.
Now the all-time top scorer for his club and country, Kane has been showing no signs of slowing down. He equalled his best ever return in front of goal for a Premier League season in 2022/23 by netting 30 goals.
Kane has also sometimes impressed by dropping into deeper territory to influence play, which may help him prolong his career.
Attention turns to next Bayern bid for Kane
With those factors in mind, Bayern would feel justified by putting their faith in Kane into his mid-thirties. First and foremost, though, they will need to make an acceptable bid to Tottenham.
So far, the German giants have failed to convince Tottenham to sell Kane. Having had two offers rejected, they will need to increase their offer to his current employers to stand any chance of seeing him in their colours next season.
However, there is a growing expectation that Bayern will be willing to offer Tottenham a transfer fee that would eclipse their current record sale.
If Kane does make the move, he would effectively fill the void that Robert Lewandowski left when he departed Bayern for Barcelona last year. Sadio Mane went from Liverpool to Bayern as an immediate measure, but is now on the verge of leaving for Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia.
One downside of agreeing a long-term deal with Bayern would be that Kane would have less of a chance of returning to break Alan Shearer’s Premier League goalscoring record.
But it seems collective honours are at the forefront of Kane’s mind at the moment, more so than individual accolades. With that in mind, Bayern might have the solution he has been searching for.