Harry Kane moving to Bayern Munich was wrong – he should’ve stayed at Tottenham

Harry Kane of Bayern Munich

Michael Owen has claimed that Harry Kane made a misstep by leaving Tottenham Hotspur in order to join Bayern Munich.

Despite Kane's impressive tally of 44 goals in 45 matches for the German side, his quest for silverware remains unfulfilled as Bayern ended a season without trophies for the first time in over a decade, following their Champions League exit at the hands of Real Madrid.

At 30 years old and still trophy-less, Kane's decision to join Bayern has been questioned, especially with Bayer Leverkusen's rise disrupting the Bavarian club's dominance, reports the Mirror.

Owen, who famously left Liverpool for Real Madrid, expressed his views to Gambling Zone: "Hindsight will always win in that case. When he first moved to Bayern, I believed it was a really bad thing to do."

Reflecting on his initial reaction to the transfer, Owen added: "You could have interviewed me three or four months ago and I'd have said wow, that was a great prediction, look how far they are behind in the Bundesliga."

"But that would only have been hindsight too. I believe and still do believe it was wrong. I left Liverpool to go to Real Madrid and that team was as average a team as there has been in the last 25 years. Then they went and won the Champions League."

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TV pundit and former footballer, Michael Owen looks on as he speaks prior to the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Burnley FC at Molineux on December 05, 2023 in Wolverhampton, England
Michael Owen called his own decision to leave Liverpool for Real Madrid 'stupid' -Credit:Getty Images

Owen reminisced about his own choice to leave his boyhood club for the glitz of Madrid, dubbing the decision as "stupid". He then speculated on what heights Kane might have soared to had he stayed in north London saying: "So hindsight said it was stupid, but realistically look where they finished in the league".

He continued: "I still believe it was the wrong thing. He could be close to being the all-time leading goalscorer now, a really exciting Spurs team that with him in it would be in the top four, and he would be four games away from being a free agent to do what he wants. He'd be living in a spectacular house where he wants to live."

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