England football team captain Harry Kane has never won a trophy with his current club, Tottenham Hotspur. The 29-year old is entering in the final year of his contract at Spurs with new coach Ange Postecoglou at the helm.
As per reports, Bundesliga giant Bayern Munich are interested in signing up Kane but it all depends on the Spurs owner Daniel Levy, who would want his talisman striker to remain at the club and take them to Champions League spot in the English Premier League.
New Spurs manager Ange Postecoglou held his first news conference on Monday since joining from Celtic and was immediately asked about Kane.
"I haven’t had any assurances (about his future) and I wouldn’t expect any assurances,” the Australian manager said. “He’s one of the premier strikers in the world and I want him involved.”
Postecoglou, known for being a blunt speaker, plans to hold a meeting with Kane this week.
“My conversation with him will be about how we can make this club successful and I’ve got no doubts that’s what he wants as well,” Postecoglou said. “What I want is to introduce myself to Harry and give him my vision of the football club and get a sense from him on what he thinks the club needs to do to be successful, and walk out on that training pitch and try to make it happen.”
Tottenham Hotspur want to tie the club’s all-time leading goal-scorer to a new long-term contract but an interest from Bayern could be too hard to resist for Kane.
Bayern, however, may test that resolve, having reportedly made two bids, with the latest one valued at 68.5 million pounds ($88 million).
Tottenham’s bargaining position is weaker now as it risks losing one of the finest strikers in history for nothing next season.
In a year, Kane will likely be able to take his pick of any of Europe’s leading clubs. If he stays in England he would have the chance to fulfil his ambition of surpassing Alan Shearer’s all-time record of 260 Premier League goals.
In an ideal world for Levy and Tottenham fans, the meeting with Postecoglou this week will convince Kane he can achieve his ambitions of winning silverware right where he is. That despite the London club having had five managers in the last four years and failing to qualify for the Champions League last season, success is within reach.
“I am the kind of guy who loves a challenge. I love a build, I love a rebuild. That is where I feel I am at my best,” Postecoglou said. “Now my goal is to try and make some special moments here and create something special for this great football club as well.”
With Spurs out of Europe this season in the English Premier League, it remains to be seen what would be the ideal choice for Kane - remain in England and fight for top-four or sign-up with Bayern and battle for silverware?
(With AP Input)