REVEALED: The ‘two reasons’ behind Manchester United not bidding for Harry Kane as England captain seals £100m move to Bayern Munich from Tottenham
- Kane joined Bayern Munich in a £100m transfer from Tottenham this summer
- Man United were previously linked but refused to submit a bid for the striker
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The reasons why Manchester United did not bid for Harry Kane this summer have been revealed as the England star joins Bayern Munich in a £100 million deal.
Bayern Munich have confirmed the signing of Kane, with Tottenham’s captain departing the side.
Instead of getting Kane, Man United opted to sign Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta for £72 million.
The Norway international is unavailable to make his debut when United face Wolves on the opening day of their Premier League campaign, but will be hopeful of returning from injury soon.
It has now been revealed by The Athletic as to why Manchester United, who have long been linked with Kane, did not pursue a move for the striker this summer.
England forward Harry Kane completed a £100 million move to Bayern Munich on Saturday
The ex-Spurs star could make his debut on Saturday night against RB Leipzig in the DFB Pokal
The report states that the Red Devils were keen to not get ‘lured into a battle they didn’t think they could win’.
Furthermore, it is believed that ‘United felt Kane’s preference would still be Bayern, partly because there’s no guarantee that Erik ten Hag’s men were ready to compete for the biggest trophies’.
The report also states that United thought that Kane was after a £30 million-a-year salary, but this remains unclear.
Instead, Kane has sealed his move to Bayern Munich in the quest for trophies this summer.
Speaking after leaving his boyhood club Tottenham, an emotional Kane said: ‘Hi everyone, I wanted to be the first to tell you Tottenham fans that I will be leaving the club today [Saturday].
‘Obviously a lot of emotions going through me right now. Sad to be leaving the club I have spent nearly 20 years of my life at.
Erik ten Hag’s side were always linked with a move for Kane but opted against making a bid
‘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.’
The 30-year-old finalised by giving Spurs fans some hope of a return one day as he said: ‘I’ll be watching this season, good luck to Tottenham, good luck to the whole club and yeah it’s not a goodbye because you never know how things pan out in the future but it’s a thank you and I will see you soon.’
He will now focus on the next chapter in the Bundesliga under Thomas Tuchel’s guidance at Bayern Munich.
Man United were always linked with a move for the England captain, but for now he’s opted to try a new chapter abroad.
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