Football Matthew to Kane Poker
“Would have been cheaper for Bayern to give Lewandowski a salary increase”
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“A lot of people would like to have a player like that,” enthuses Musiala
Jamal Musiala would welcome a transfer from desired striker Harry Kane to Bayern. “He would suit us well,” said the 20-year-old on the sidelines of the Bavarian Sports Awards, where he was honored as an outstanding young player.
FC Bayern definitely want to sign Harry Kane. But the transfer poker for the striker is tough. For Lothar Matthäus it is clear: The Munich team has to go to their pain threshold. The record national player expresses doubts.
According to Lothar Matthäus, FC Bayern must pay at least 100 million euros for Harry Kane’s request. Tottenham owner Daniel Levy has been in the business for a long time and has an idea of the transfer fee for the captain of the England national football team. “And it’s in the triple digits. When that performance isn’t met, he pulls it off and doesn’t give up on Kane. I assume so,” wrote the German record national player in his Sky column.
The German champion also said to Robert Lewandowski that the world footballer can go for a “sum X, which they then received. They didn’t let him go on the first or second offer either. Levy knows that too. It was known from the beginning of the Harry Kane negotiations that a lot of patience would be needed,” explained Matthäus.
According to a media report, Bayern could not convince Tottenham Hotspur with their second offer for star striker Kane either. After the English rejected the first Munich offer at the end of June, the improved offer of 80 million euros plus bonus payments should not impress the Premier League club, as the British newspaper “Daily Mail” reported on Monday. Accordingly, Kane should return to Tottenham training for the pre-season on Wednesday.
“Scoring machine with an ice-cold finish”
For Bayern, Kane’s commitment continues to have top priority. The biggest problem in transfer poker is Spurs boss Levy, who doesn’t want to let his goalscorer go. “Bayern have made it clear – also to the outside world – that Kane is their dream striker. The sooner it works, the better. But if you suddenly get nervous and the other side notices, Levy might say, ‘Okay, now it’s 110 million,'” said Matthäus.
Former world champion Matthäus did not want to judge whether Kane would be worth this sum. He is one of the best strikers in the world, “a goal machine with an ice-cold finish. But whether 100 million is the right price tag for an almost 30-year-old can be discussed,” said Matthäus. If Munich had extended Lewandowski by three years and given him a salary increase, “it would have been cheaper than the past unsatisfied year plus the amount that you now have to spend on Kane.”
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The multiple Bundesliga top scorer Lewandowski switched to FC Barcelona last summer.