Harry Kane waves to adoring supporters ahead of Bayern Munich move

Kane-mania rolls into the night: Young Bayern fans who snapped up £150 ‘nummer neun’ shirts scream ‘Harry!’ as they mob the England captain on his way to signing contract at German giants – hours after the star touched down in Munich with wife Kate

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This is the moment Harry Kane waves to adoring Bayern Munich fans, who waited outside a Munich medical centre until 1am to catch a glimpse of the star ahead of his historic move to Germany.

Supporters in £150 ‘nummer neun’ shirts yelled ‘I love you, Harry’ after waiting patiently for sight of the England captain overnight.

They were rewarded as the striker leaned out of a top floor window to acknowledge them, waving, pumping his fist and giving those who had gathered below a thumbs up.

Kane and wife Kate landed in a private jet just after 7pm local time (6pm BST) at the Oberpfaffenhofen airport, south of Munich on Friday, before he was whisked away in a red Audi e-tron for his medical.

Bayern fans and journalists gathered around the perimeter to try and catch a glimpse of the star and his entourage arriving but were not able to see anything as he landed on the far side of the airstrip frequently used by VIPs.

‘Harry! Harry!,’ elated supporters shouted as the England striker was driven into the Säbener Straße training centre in southern Munich late Friday night

Harry Kane arrived in Munich and is expected to sign a contract with the German champions after Bayern and Tottenham agreed on a transfer fee in the believed region of £100m

Young Bayern fans – who had already been to the club shop to get their hands on a £150 Kane ‘nummer neun’ replica shirt – mobbed the England striker as he was driven into the Säbener Straße training centre in southern Munich late Friday night

Earlier in the evening, the car was seen arriving at the Brothers of Charity Hospital in Munich where the striker was expected to undergo a medical ahead of the completed deal.

Kane earlier jetted off form Stanstead Airport hours later than expected due to hold-ups – prompting jokes from the German media about the time it has taken to get the deal over the line.

The sporting press in the country has continued to make ‘gags’ about British cuisine ahead of welcoming the England captain to the league, poking fun at Britons who ‘put mint sauce on their food’.

Photos earlier showed Kane heading to a jet that had been parked on the tarmac at the London airport for hours as negotiations between the two top-flight sides went down to the wire. His wife Katie, a professional fitness coach, was pictured following closely behind. 

Kane, 30, has been chased by the Bundesliga champions all summer before finally having a £104million bid accepted yesterday by Tottenham, his boyhood club. He is set to earn an estimated £400,000 a week if the deal goes through. 

In a dramatic twist, sources claimed Spurs had blocked Kane from boarding the plane while its chairman Daniel Levy – a notoriously tough negotiator – sought to agree last-minute changes to the deal.

Bayern Munich fans take photos of the car carrying English striker Harry Kane as he arrives at the Brothers of Charity Hospital

Bayern fans are already getting shirts printed with Harry Kane’s name and expected number at the club shop

England captain Harry Kane arrives in Munich, Germany, ahead of his transfer to Bayern

The car with English striker Harry Kane arrives at the Brothers of Charity Hospital  in Munich, southern Germany, where he is expected to have his medical before signing for Bayern Munich

But the issues were resolved and Kane is set to seal his move to the German giants – despite taking off five hours later than planned. He had been due to arrive in Munich this morning.

Despite Kane still needing to complete a medical and sign on the dotted line, Bayern Munich fans eagerly awaited the arrival of the England captain today with many paying £150 for a team shirt with Kane’s name printed on the back.

Dozens of fans queued excitedly in the club shop at the Allianz Arena claiming that his signing is one of the most exciting in the club’s history.

Club shop officials revealed that they had printed around 100 home and away shirts with Kane’s name on the back.

Harry Kane, England’s team captain, arrives for the FC Bayern Munich medicine check at the Barmherzige Brueder Hospital in Munich

Harry Kane was pictured in the car on his way to sign his contract at Bayern Munich

Harry Kane arrives for a medical check at a hospital in Munich, Germany, ahead of his transfer

Journalists and fans clamber to get a picture of Harry Kane as he arrives at the Brothers of Charity Hospital in Munich, southern Germany, where he is expected to have his medical

Harry Kane looked cheerful as he was greeted by Bayern fans who had come out in their droves to see the striker as he signs for their club

Kane landed in a private jet just after 7pm local time (6pm BST) at the Oberpfaffenhofen airport, south of Munich, before he was whisked away in a red Audi e-tron for his medical

Elia Boden, 16 who had purchased a Bayern away shirt and had Kane’s name printed on it said: ‘We’re all very excited by Kane coming to our great club. I’m sure he’s going to score lots of goals and make us even greater.

‘I had to come to the club shop as soon as I could because I wanted to be one of the first fans to have a shirt with Kane’s name on it. It’s fantastic and I can’t wait to see him in action.’

Noah Ziebell, 7 came to the club shop with his father Sebastian.

Noah said: ‘I love Bayern and I made my dad bring me here. Harry Kane is a fantastic player, I go to all the home matches, and I know he’s going to score a lot of goals.’

Sebastian added: ‘Noah hasn’t been able to sleep all night because he’s so excited by our signing of Harry Kane. He made me bring him to the club shop and I had to take the afternoon off work. All Bayern fans, regardless of age are really looking forward to having the England captain in our team.’

Wafi Aldolkri, 22, a Bayern Munich fan from Saudi Arabia said: ‘The team shirts are quite expensive but it’s worth it. I try and visit Germany as much as I can so that I can watch Bayern play and I’m sure Kane will do very well here.

‘Not only is this a fantastic club but he’s also going to love living in Munich.’

Kane is expected to be presented to Bayern fans ahead of their first match on Saturday night against RB Leipzig in the German Super Cup with the match already a sell-out.

Bayern fans watch on and film Kane’s car as it arrives at the Brothers of Charity Hospital he is expected to have his medical

A young Bayern fan holds up a sign as England striker Harry Kane is driven for his medical

Harry Kane’s car drove off after he arrived in Munich where he is expected to sign a contract with the German champions after Bayern and Tottenham agreed on a transfer fee

Bayern Munich fans take photos of the car carrying striker Harry Kane as it arrives at the Brothers of Charity Hospital

Harry Kane was pictured at Stanstead Airport earlier hours later than expected due to hold-ups with the transfer. His wife Katie Goodland followed behind

Kane and wife Katie Goodland are seen disembarking from a minivan at Stansted Airport as he prepares to jet off to Germany for a medical at Bayern Munich

Kane was earlier seen at Stanstead heading for the door of a private plane hours later than planned – following reports that Spurs chair Daniel Levy blocked the forward from leaving while he hammered out last minute changes to the deal

Harry Kane’s plane sits on Stansted tarmac as he prepares to fly to Munich to complete the deal

Kane flew in a private jet to Bayern – seen on the runway at Stansted today 

The home page of Bild, Germany’s most-read paper, shows a picture of MailOnline’s home page with the headline translating as ‘England press bids farewell to Kane!’

Quizzed by journalists this morning, Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel revealed the deal still had not been concluded. 

England striker Harry Kane’s new life in Bavaria 

According to reports in the German media, Harry Kane’s wife Katie Goodland has already been seen househunting in Grunwald, an upscale suburb just south of the city centre.

The area is said to be the wealthiest municipality in Germany, and for decades has been an enclave for Bayern players away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

In addition to members of the club hierarchy including board member and former CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the leafy suburb is home to players including Matthijs de Ligt, Leroy Sane, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Alphonso Davies, and Benjamin Pavard, and ex-luminaries such as Franck Ribery.

The area is blessed with good schools – including a number of international ones – something that might weigh heavily on the mind of soon-to-be father-of-four Kane.

Unsurprisingly, entry to Grunwald residents’ association does not come cheap: former Bayern player Jerome Boateng is aiming to offload his Bauhaus-style villa – complete with pool, sauna, library, cinema room, and wine cave – for an eyewatering £9.9million (€11.5m).

He said: ‘You probably know more than I do about where he is and what he is doing right now. We’re working hard on it. I can confirm that. But as long as there is no agreement, the coach will not talk about it.’

As the deal nears completion, German publication Frankfurter Rundschau decided to launch an attack on British food and hammer home the German ‘joke’ that mint sauce is poured on everything in the UK to make it taste better.

The article said: ‘For the English Premier League, which starts the season this Friday, Harry Kane is a bitter loss. Unpleasant enough for the powerhouse of world football that a global opponent is currently emerging in Saudi Arabia for whom there really are no financial limits. 

‘And while the Premier League remains the most exciting league for now, the fact that the second-best goalscorer in league history prefers to continue his career on the continent doesn’t sit well with the English. But what do they like? A little mint sauce on it, then it will work again.’

The same newspaper did not try and hide their delight at waving goodbye to the transfer saga in a bizarre rant referencing Stockholm Syndrome. They wrote: ‘So goodbye, Kane transfer. We will miss you. We will miss you like a hostage misses their hostage taker. 

‘Like getting lost in a wondrous maze, that’s how it was with you, Kane-Transfer, and in between you almost forgot that it would eventually end after all. 

‘It no longer seemed to be a question of footballer Harry Kane moving from Tottenham Hotspur to Bayern Munich or maybe not. No, the Kane transfer became an end in itself, it became a self-sufficient genre within the professional football genre, a cross-media theatre play.’

It also accused ‘hard Levy’ of going soft by allowing Kane to leave, writing: ‘And finally Tottenham boss Levy, the old bastard who didn’t want to let poor Harry go to Munich.’

Nummer neun, bitte! Harry Kane is expected to wear the number 9 shirt for Bayern ahead of the expected transfer to the club. A worker at the club shop is pictured holding up the shirt

Excited Bayern fans line up to get their hands on a Harry Kane shirt ahead of the England striker’s expected transfer to the club

Fans get shirts printed with Harry Kane’s name on ahead of Bayern’s Supercup game tomorrow night

A young Bayern fan points to Harry Kane’s name and expected number as the England striker looks poised to join the club

A worker at the Bayern club shop gets to work printing Harry Kane’s name and number onto shirts

Bayern fans get shirts printed with Harry Kane’s name on ahead of the Super League game tomorrow night

Excited Bayern fans queue to get their hands on a Harry Kane shirt ahead of his expected move to the club

Harry Kane’s move to Bayern Munich is in doubt as Tottenham look to renegotiate the £100million deal 

Kane with his wife, Katie Goodland, and their three children – Ivy, Vivienne Jane and Louis 

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy (left) has ignored Bayern’s deadline for a response to their offer. Pictured is Bayern’s coach, Thomas Tuchel 

Kane, 30, has been chased by the Bundesliga champions all summer before finally having a £104million bid accepted yesterday by Tottenham , his boyhood club. He is pictured training back in March 2010 when still in the under-18s side

Harry Kane is poised to join Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich. The team is pictured celebrating the league win on the final day of the season in May after rivals Borussia Dortmund slipped up and handed them the trophy

Star striker Harry Kane is flying out today as part of the £104m deal Bayern Munich has cut with Tottenham Hotspur

Bild, Germany’s biggest newspaper, also weighed in on the monumental transfer – strongly defending the amount Bayern are spending.

One article said: ‘Is it madness to pay €100m for a 30-year-old who would be available for free in 2024? I say no. Harry Kane is rightly worth so much money to Bayern .

It also said: ‘Bayern is buying a world-class player at the peak of his career.’ It added: ‘Whether 80, 90 or 100 million euros – from the point of view of a rich club like Bayern, that shouldn’t make any difference if you are convinced that you can fill one of the most important positions perfectly for four years. 

‘It would be downright negligent to let such a strategic decision fail because of a few million.’

Bild went on to say that Bayern Munich have failed in the quarter-finals of the Champions League in the past three seasons and that Kane’s fee would be refinanced if he can fire them to the semi-finals every year.

The defensive article added: ‘The whole Bundesliga will benefit from Kane’s popularity. 100 million euros is a hell of a lot of money. But FC Bayern invested it damn well.’

Another German publication had a more pessimistic view of the signing, as they referenced AI evaluations which claimed Kane will have ‘no positive influence’ on Bayern Munich.

The article said: ‘If it is up to the artificial intelligence of the company “Plaier”, which publishes the podcast “Maik mit AI” together with football presenter Maik Nöcker , then nothing will happen at FC Bayern.’

It added that AI said the fee was ‘far too high’. ‘Based on the database, a transfer fee of 64 million euros would have been appropriate due to his age and the short contract period,’ it added.

‘Former Bayern professional Markus Babbel also thinks the transfer fee is far too high. “I’m not completely convinced. I’ve seen a lot of Tottenham games and they just play different football than Bayern ,” he said in an interview with ran.’

Kane’s future has been a subject of fascination ever since 2021 when he first announced his intention to leave Tottenham to give him the chance of winning silverware – something that has repeatedly eluded the North London club. 

His fate has attracted the attention of many with only a passing interest in football due to his status as England’s captain – and the national side’s all-time record goalscorer. 

Buld’s headline reads: ‘Landing estimated at 19.10 (local time). Kane takes off!’


German media has started to taunt English fans about Kane leaving the country in favour of Germany, including a dig about Brits putting mint sauce on their food

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Kane’s repeated attempts to leave Tottenham have been one of English football’s longest running transfer sagas. 

The striker first opened up on the issue in 2021, telling Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville that he’d informed Daniel Levy about his intention to walk away. 

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‘For sure, it’s a moment in my career where I have to kind of reflect and see where I’m at and have a good, honest conversation with the chairman,’ he said at the time. 

That summer Kane was set to go to Manchester City on a reported £400,000-a-week contract, but the move never materialised. 

He was the subject of interest from Manchester United earlier in the summer, but they opted instead to target less costly alternatives in a bid to stay within their transfer budget.

Levy is believed to value the striker closer to £120m, leading him to resist any deal below this level. 

But he hand may have been forced by the fact that Kane is about to enter the final year of his Tottenham contract, meaning he would be free to leave for nothing in 12 months’ time.  

Bayern were ecstatic when Spurs reported their offer for Kane, with executive board member Andreas Jung calling the moment ‘something special’ for the club. 

‘It is the first time that we pay on that level for a player,’ he said.

‘For us, it is something special. It shows we are competitive with the others. We will have a team that has the chance to win in every competition.’ 

Kane with his wife, Katie, after England beat Wales 3-0 at the Qatar 2022 World Cup 

Ms Goodland – who is currently pregnant with their fourth child – was recently seen looking for houses in Munich, according to reports in the local media 

Kane’s flight had been scheduled to depart at 7:30am. It was then slated to leave at 12:15pm before being cancelled 

The Tottenham star’s future in north London has been the centre of debate this summer following weeks of negotiations between club chiefs. 

After agreeing a £100million fee, Mail Sport revealed that talks between Bayern, Tottenham and Kane were taking place late into Thursday as they looked to finalise a deal.

There were hopes in Germany that Kane’s deal would be announced today and that the player would be officially unveiled prior to the German Super Cup tomorrow. 

Mail Sport understands that Kane would have needed to be registered by 2pm (UK time) to play against RB Leipzig tomorrow, a deadline he is now unlikely to meet.

After the two parties struck a deal, Mail Sport revealed that contractual and financial points between Kane and Tottenham were still being concluded on Thursday, while issues related to the distribution of intermediary fees were also being ironed out.

Bayern have been very public in their pursuit of Kane, with honorary president Uli Hoeness and chief executive Jan-Christian Dreesen both commenting on the striker.

It has left Kane in an uncomfortable situation and frustrated Tottenham in the process.

Katie has already been looking at properties in the exclusive Munich suburb of Grünwald – the one pictured is an example of a luxury property just sold in the area dubbed Bavarian Hollywood 

The town, which is Germany’s richest and home to many footballers and film stars, boasts a number of enormous properties priced at £6million and upwards

The super-exclusive homes of timber and glass are described as being for art lovers

Rumours Kane was about to move to Bayern intensified late last month when his pregnant wife Katie Goodland was spotted scouting for homes in the city, according to local media. 

Earlier this week, a new report claimed that the club had already secured a luxury villa for him in Grunwald, a millionaire’s enclave of Grunwald to the south of the city. 

The secluded town, dubbed the ‘Bavarian Hollywood’ is ranked as Germany’s wealthiest municipality.

And if Kane does accept Bayern’s offer of the luxury village, the family will be settling in with the club’s current winger, Leroy Sane, and its former chairman, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich also moved into the posh suburb recently, according to Bild.  

Grünwald properties currently available include a Bauhaus villa, with a home cinema, sauna, jacuzzi, outdoor and indoor swimming pools with a sprawling garden. 

Another six-bed property, going for £5.5million features a fireplace, indoor pool, sauna, spa and home gym. 

While some homes appear to be flash, white mansions, looking as though they belong in California’s Beverly Hills, others homes seem to be inspired by Alpine chalets, with roofs that appear to look thatched. 

Kane and his wife Katie Goodland, who is currently pregnant with their fourth child 

The England captain pictured hugging one of his young daughters following the World Cup in 2022

Kane pictured with his wife Katie and children Ivy, six, Vivienne, five, and Louis, two

The Bayern Munich squad raise glasses of beer as they pose for a photoshoot in traditional Bavarian Lederhosen in August 2022

Some designs on the Meleven development, priced at £18million, are described as ‘art lovers’ homes’, kitted out with wooden beams, glass ceilings and plush gardens.

The town, which is located 12km southeast of Munich, is Germany’s third largest city.

While full of glitz and glam, it is perhaps best known for Oktoberfest, a 16-day bacchanal of beer, bangers and brass bands.

Despite its name the festival actually begins in September, and now attracts six million visitors to the city.

Footballers at Bayern are also among those the festival attracts onto the streets, with stars including Thomas Mueller, Kingsley Coman, Serge Gnabry and Leon Goretzka all making appearances in recent years.

Last year the entire team dressed in traditional Lederhosen to get into the Bavarian spirit for a photoshoot.


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