IAccording to Bayern Munich coach Thomas Tuchel, there is still no final agreement on the transfer issue of Harry Kane. “We’re working hard on it,” the record German soccer champion’s coach said in a press conference on Friday. “So far, there is no resolution and no agreement.” At the moment, Kane is “not our player,” Tuchel said the day before the Super Cup against RB Leipzig (Saturday, 8:45pm on Sky and Sat1) when looking at Munich’s potential tactical compatibility with a player Kane was asked.
However, the club are working “under high pressure, with the highest priority” to replace the 30-year-old, who is said to complete a medical in Munich on Friday. “We are trying to get the England captain out of England, and that says it all,” said Tuchel, describing the complexity and importance of the required transfer to Bayern Munich. “It’s practical,” Tuchel said. Whether Tottenham striker Kane might be there against RB Leipzig is “open-ended”. There are “many subjunctive moods”. Instead, his job is to “pay and support the players that we have”.
Tottenham coach: “The deal is imminent”
After a medical as the last hurdle of a multi-million-euro change, Kane, whose contract with Tottenham Hotspur expires in the summer of 2024, must next sign a four-year high-paying contract with Bayern Munich. According to various media reports, the transfer fee is over €100 million; No footballer has ever been paid more in the history of the Bundesliga.
Meanwhile, Tottenham boss Aji Postecoglou no longer made plans with Kane and agreed with the striker’s move to Bayern Munich. I heard a deal is imminent. I have not received a message from anyone that Harry’s decision has changed. “Hopefully we’ll get confirmation in the next few hours,” the 57-year-old football boss said on Friday at a press conference ahead of Tottenham’s start in the Premier League. Tottenham play at Brentford on Sunday.
Although he doesn’t have a detailed report on the status of the transfer: “But I know progress has been made so far. It looks like we’ll move on without Harry. Today we’re training and preparing for Brentford and we’ll carry on without Harry.” The coach would have preferred if the transfer had been clarified before the first game: “But I always expected the boundaries to be,” he said. He had been preparing to leave the captaincy for a while and also participated in the negotiations. “We knew it was coming. It doesn’t change anything dramatically about what we’re trying to build,” said the Australian.
Spoke to Ken (30) the first day he arrived. “He was open and honest, and so was I. However, I thought after the first conversation he had already decided to leave. I saw no point in convincing him to stay because anything I wanted to say would be irrelevant.”
There will never be a replacement equivalent to Kane. “He’s one of the greats at this club, and nothing’s going to change that. He must have been in agony. His performances speak for themselves,” Postecoglou said. His place with the fans speaks for itself.”
Müller and Choupo-Moting before returning
Recently injured Thomas Müller and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting are set to return to Bayern Munich. “Thomas and Choupo have had three sessions with the team. They have been very hardworking and are currently asymptomatic. If it continues like this, they are candidates for the team,” Tuchel said at the press conference.
Müller (hip) and Choupo Moting (knee) missed much of Bayern’s preparation. Tuchel still has to do without captain Manuel Neuer and newcomer Rafael Guerrero.
Bayern have won the Super Cup ten times, most recently three times in a row. For him, a possible first title of the season is “of great importance, because there can be another push,” said Tuchel: “Our goal is to take the next step with a good game. Our goals are very clear, we want to be champions, we want to win the cup and go far in Champions League “.
“There are not enough competitive goalkeepers”
Meanwhile, when looking for a new goalkeeper, Tuchel sees his club facing a dilemma. “It’s very complicated,” said the Munich coach. “Maybe we are looking for something that no other club is looking for. Someone who has what it takes to be number one and can swallow his pride when Manu returns.
Neuer’s health, 37, had recently caused speculation, and the captain’s return now appears more open than ever. In Sven Ulrich, Bayern also has only one goalkeeper with professional experience in their squad at the moment.
Tuchel emphasized: “We obviously don’t have enough competitive goalkeepers. We had a few favourites, but we haven’t come to a conclusion yet.” The best candidate currently appears to be Chelsea’s Kepa, with the loan offer the Munich residents already vacillating. Neuer, Tuchel reiterated on Friday, should now have “all the time in the world” to work on his return: “If Manu feels completely free, it can also happen quickly.”
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