Bayern Munich unveil true Harry Kane transfer fee - what happened to Daniel Levy’s hardball dealings?

Spurs are flying without Harry Kane but supporters might like to think their old talisman went for more dough than Bayern Munich claim.
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Bayern Munich have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy didn't drive quite as hard of a bargain for talisman Harry Kane as the business tycoon would have wanted supporters to believe.

The England international has hit the ground running in Germany as he hunts for his first major trophy as a professional. Kane has nine goals in his 10 appearances for Bayern Munich so far this term, including a first hat-trick against VfL Bochum in the Bundesliga last month.

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The Premier League legend completed his move to the continent on August 12 after drawn-out discussions between Bayern Munich and Spurs with transfer guru Fabrizio Romano reporting that the deal was worth £104 million plus add-ons - some outlets even extended that figure to £120 million once various extra clauses had been added.

However, Bayern Munich now claim that is far from the truth and that a tasty deal had been struck with the North London club for Kane. Chairman of the Club's Supervisory Board Herbert Hainer claimed last week that the club forked out just €95 million for Kane, equivalent to around £82 million. He told BR that even if Bayern Munich win silverware, that fee would only rise to €100 million, or £86.7 million.

Levy has remained fairly tight-lipped over details of the deal, but would surely have been hoping for a figure over £82 million for the renowned goalscorer - especially with stars such as Declan Rice moving clubs for over the £100 million mark this summer. The Spurs chairman has, however, teased that the club inserted a buy-back clause into the transfer deal with Bayern.

After Kane's transfer was confirmed, 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.

Harry Kane has already made his impact felt in Germany (Image: Getty Images)Harry Kane has already made his impact felt in Germany (Image: Getty Images)
Harry Kane has already made his impact felt in Germany (Image: Getty Images)
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"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."

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