Harry Kane Bayern Munich Transfer: Is it a good idea?

With his current deal at Tottenham expiring in 2024, speculation surrounding the future of Harry Kane has been rife for some time. While Real Madrid and Manchester are the two favourites to secure his signature this summer, it is Bayern Munich who have made the first move for the England captain with a bid earlier this morning.

According to the reliable David Ornstein, Bayern have submitted a bid of €70m + add-ons for Kane. Unsurprisingly, Tottenham have already decided to reject the offer with Daniel Levy reportedly wanting at least £100m for the striker.

While there are no suggestions at this stage that Kane would be prepared to move to Germany, it is rare in modern football for a club to bid for a player without first receiving encouragement that they would be open to the move. With that in mind, is a move to the German champions a good idea for Kane? Let's take a look.

Harry Kane to Bayern Munich – Why it makes sense

In many ways, a transfer to Bayern Munich would make a lot of sense for Kane. The most glaringly obvious reason for him to push for a move to the Bundesliga champions is that it would almost guarantee him some much-needed silverware.

Bayern Munich are, by a long way, the most successful club in Germany and they have won eleven Bundesligas in a row. Kane is yet to win a single piece of silverware in his career but a move to Bayern would almost certainly result in several medals coming his way in the next year or two.

Another reason why the move makes sense is because it would give Kane the chance to play Champions League football. After a dismal season, Tottenham aren't in any European competition next season meaning Kane will only have domestic matches to look forward to. For a player of his calibre, he should be testing himself against the very best in the Champions League.

Finally, the move would give him the opportunity to play under one of the most respected coaches in the game, Thomas Tuchel. The ex-Chelsea manager has won a plethora of trophies throughout his managerial career and the opportunity to work with the German could prove too good to turn down.

Why Kane should reject Bayern Munich

Despite the positives surrounding the move, there are also a few reasons why Kane might feel that turning down the advances of Bayern Munich is the smart move. For starters, they are unlikely to be the only club that come in for him, especially if they can get Levy to agree to a deal under £100m.

Real Madrid are another overseas giant that are reportedly interested in the England talisman and a transfer to the Spanish capital is one that would probably interest him more. The glamour of playing for Real Madrid is unrivalled and with Karim Benzema on his way to Saudi Arabia, the number nine spot is very much vacant.

If Kane wants to stay in England, then pushing for a move to Manchester United would make the most sense. They are a club who can offer Kane Champions League football and who are on an upward trajectory after a positive first season under Erik Ten Hag. They are also very much in need of a new centre forward.

The main reason why Kane is likely to reject Bayern Munich, though, is due to his desire to become the Premier League's record goalscorer. The 29-year-old is currently 47 goals behind Alan Shearer which he could feasibly get in the next two seasons. Considering he is so close, and the fact he is very open about his desire to overtake Shearer, it's hard to see Kane moving overseas.