Harry Kane wanted Manchester United, not Bayern Munich. But United couldn’t afford him.
Up until last season, Kane was an iconic Tottenham striker. In 430 career appearances for Spurs, he scored a staggering 278 goals and 64 assists, making him one of the club’s most iconic players.
However, Kane’s relationship with Tottenham was on the rocks this season. After failing to qualify for Europe, Kane decided that Spurs were no longer capable of challenging for the title and explored the possibility of a move. As Kane prepared for a move, some of Europe’s biggest clubs, including Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, and Paris Saint-Germain, were interested.
United was one of the favorites to sign Kane. Kane had already been linked to Manchester City and was said to be keen on a move within the Premier League, with both manager Eric Dier and Kane reportedly in agreement. However, the Red Devils were not active in their pursuit of Kane, with some reports suggesting that they had given up on him due to negotiations with chairman Daniel Levy.
In the end, however, United’s lack of action led to Kane being snapped up by Bayern, who continued their courtship. Since joining the Bavarians, Kane has dominated the Bundesliga with 22 goals and seven assists in 17 games.
However, there was a reason why United had to give up on Kane and watch him leave for Bayern.
“Cristiano Ronaldo’s money prevented United from bringing Kane back,” Sports Illustrated reported on Aug. 11 (ET).
‘Kane was most likely to join United this summer, not Bayern,’ Sports Illustrated continued. However, United would have had to pay Ronaldo’s money in terms of wages to sign Kane. They ultimately decided that this amount was too much and decided to reduce their interest and did not revisit the possibility of signing him. 헤라카지노
The Ronaldo money Sports Illustrated is referring to is a Ronaldo-level salary, with Kane reportedly earning a weekly wage of £500,000 at Bayern. If Kane had moved to United, we could have seen him flourish in the Premier League, including scoring against his former club Tottenham, but it seems that United, who had to comply with Financial Fair Play (FFP), eventually gave up on signing Kane after facing salary issues.