Harry Kane would not leave Tottenham Hotspur for Bayern Munich before breaking the Premier League goalscoring record – but might for another club, a pundit believes.
There has been some speculation about Bayern Munich targeting Kane for a future transfer window recently. After selling Robert Lewandowski in the summer, there will be a lingering question of whether the Bundesliga champions can find another high-pedigree striker to come in.
Kane has proven himself as one of the best in the world, shining for Tottenham in the Premier League. By now, only Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney have ever scored more goals in the competition than the England captain.
However, the 29-year-old is yet to win a major trophy during his career. Therefore, rumours of a move to a bigger club have never been too far away from Kane.
Things are looking up at Tottenham right now, though. They are back in the Champions League this season after finishing fourth in the Premier League last season.
Kane seems to have bought into Antonio Conte’s plans. But with his contract due to expire in 2024, Bayern Munich might be sensing a chance to take him still.
According to former Premier League striker Gabby Agbonlahor, Kane will probably want to avoid a move to Bayern Munich until he has surpassed Shearer’s record, which might take a few seasons yet.
However, Agbonlahor has speculated that someone like Real Madrid might be able to tempt Kane into a sacrifice.
“The only reason I can’t see it happening is that he looks like a guy who wants to break Alan Shearer’s goal record,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider when asked about the idea of him joining Bayern Munich.
“That’s the only thing that makes it not make sense. If he broke that record then I could understand, try a new challenge.
“Spurs are looking like a good side at the moment. They are in the Champions League. Why would he want to leave and go to Bayern Munich?
“To be honest, it’s not a very competitive league compared to the Premier League. I just don’t see Harry Kane wanting to go there, to be honest.
“If it was a Real Madrid then you might sacrifice the goalscoring record in the Premier League but not to go to the Bundesliga.
“If Spurs win something and qualify for the Champions League again then things might change.”
Harry Kane could catch Shearer but might miss out on move because of it
Kane, who has been with Tottenham since 2004 as an academy player, has a total of 188 Premier League goals to his name. Shearer’s record still stands at 260.
As long as Kane stays healthy, he has a chance of catching the former Newcastle frontman. Therefore, perhaps he should stay with Tottenham until he can turn that dream into a reality.
If that does take him until his 30s, though – as would be likely – it may have an impact on his chances of ever representing a European giant.
It might not matter, though; Kane can already reflect on his career as a success and has many more chapters to write yet.
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