Harry Kane confirms Bayern Munich transfer in emotional video as Tottenham admit ‘reluctance’ to sell

Harry Kane has confirmed his move to Bayern Munich in an emotional video message to Tottenham fans.

The 30-year-old has signed a four-year contract with the German giants after Spurs struck a deal worth more than £100million.


Kane is officially a Bayern playerCredit: Bayern Munich

It puts an end to nearly 20 years at Tottenham where he scored 280 and became the club’s record goalscorer.

On Saturday morning he posted a message on his social media accounts in which he said: “Hi everyone. I wanted to be the first to tell you Tottenham fans that I’ll be leaving the club today.

“Obviously [there are] a lot of emotions going through me right now. Sad to be leaving the club I’ve spent nearly 20 years of my life at.

“From an 11-year-old boy to a 30-year-old man now, there’s been so many great moments and special memories. Memories that I’ll cherish forever.

“So this is a thank you to all my teammates over the years. My coaches, all the managers, every single staff member to do with the club from the kit man to the chefs, everyone involved.”

Kane continued: “Obviously I’ve built special relationships with a lot of people.

“And most importantly, I want to say thank you to the fans. From the moment I’ve been playing I’ve been one of your own and I’ve given everything that I possibly could’ve just to make you proud and give you as many special moments and memories that will hopefully last forever.”

Moments later, Bayern confirmed Kane’s arrival and made the move official.

Tottenham also released a statement and chairman Daniel Levy revealed his efforts to keep the club legend.

Levy said: “We sought over a long period of time to engage Harry and his representatives in several forms of contract extension, both short and long term. Harry was clear, however, that he wanted a fresh challenge and would not be signing a new contract this summer. We have reluctantly, therefore, agreed to his transfer.

“We have seen a product of our Academy system become one of the best players to ever pull on a Spurs shirt and become one of world football’s elite strikers. It has been a truly remarkable journey.

“Harry’s achievements and records say everything about the player, and throughout his 19 years at the Club, Harry has been a model professional, on and off the pitch and an inspiration for young players who dream of following in his footsteps.

“I should like to thank Harry for everything he’s done for us, all the memories, all the records –  we wish him and his family all the best for the future. It goes without saying, he’s always welcome back. He’s a much loved and valued member of the Spurs family, forever in our history.”

Kane could make his debut on Saturday evening in the German Super Cup final against RB Leipzig, which kicks off at 7.45pm.

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