Bayern Munich’s next move after Tottenham Hotspur rejects their 86 million euros offer
If Bayern Munich didn’t realize Daniel Levy was a difficult negotiator before this summer, they certainly do now.
And the German giants are now considering their options following the latest setback in their pursuit of Tottenham striker Harry Kane. Following the rejection of two earlier bids, an £86 million offer was made on Friday, with the Bundesliga champions seeking a response by midnight.
But, more than 60 hours later, Spurs chairman Levy remained deafeningly silent. And, despite his intention to bring in at least £100 million for the club’s record striker, the offer was rejected down on Monday afternoon.
Bayern had earlier said that their newest Kane approach would be their third and last offer, with just six days until their DFL Supercup match against RB Leipzig. But that vow is now being tested, with The Telegraph claiming that the club is considering their next action.
Because of the prospective add-ons, the final price may have been close to Levy’s value. President Herbert Hainer must now decide whether to abandon the chase or renegotiate the deal so that more money is paid upfront.
Levy will also be well aware that his aggressive posture could backfire in a year’s time. Kane is in the final year of his contract with the north London club and is free to leave at the conclusion of the season.
The England captain, though, did not appear to be bothered by the heavy conjecture when he started the club’s pre-season game against Shakhtar Donetsk on Sunday. Kane scored four goals in a 5-1 victory, and manager Ange Postecoglou was afterwards asked about the saga’s impact.
“I don’t think that’s good for anyone,” he conceded. “I don’t think it’s good for Harry, I don’t think it’s good for the club, because as laser-focused as we want to be, you end up sort of repeating yourself along the way. But the flip side of that is I don’t want to put a deadline on it, because that adds even more pressure.”
On Tuesday, Tottenham will play their final preseason game against Barcelona at the Nou Camp. Their Premier League season kicks off on Sunday against Brentford, with the transfer market closing on September 1.