Speculation over the future of Tottenham Hotspur and England striker Harry Kane continues to grow and grow by the day, with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich strongly linked to his signing. With Kane currently taking centre stage across the sporting globe, we wanted to delve a little deeper into his finances, which makes for interesting reading.
Forbes reports that the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo, now playing his club football in Saudi Arabia, is the highest-paid sports player on the planet. The Portuguese forward receives a staggering $136million per year in football and non-football related earnings. Is Harry Kane even close to those figures? Who can he compare with?
Well, the best way to approach this is to split Kane's earning into certain segments to make it a little easier for everyone to understand, even those without a huge financial understanding. Those categories are his general net worth, his sponsorship deals and also his image rights.
Kane has been on the books with Spurs since a young age, but made his first-team debut in August 2011. He endured loan spells away from the club before and after with Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich City and Leicester City. Since returned and establishing himself in the team, he has gone on to become the all-time club goalscorer, overtaking Jimmy Greaves' record.
Harry Kane: Net Worth
A few months ago, The Sunday Times Rich List revealed all of the high-performing individuals, at least financially, over the past year, and the Tottenham attacker was amongst the names. Whilst he wasn't anywhere near the top of that bracket against the likes of Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sir Leonard Blavatnik, let's say he is still doing more than OK!
The list places Kane with a net worth of £51million, which is an increase of £9million based upon this time last year. The publication defines the list based upon the ‘based on estimates of their minimum wealth', meaning Kane quite likely has larger riches than £51million.
Spotrac understands that Kane receives a yearly salary of £10.4million from his Premier League employer. With Bayern Munich interested in signing him up now, with him being a free agent next summer, that yearly salary could increase if he does move to the German giants.
Harry Kane: Sponsorship deals
Kane's major sponsor is Nike, who provides all of his football boots and whatever accessories he made need to perform to his best. He recently signed up to invest in a company called OxeFit, which has a strong Artificial Intelligence (AI) connection, but with a strong focus on fitness and performance.
With Kane having a strong social media presence as well, he is never short of offers from sponsors wishing to get involved. Throughout his career, the 29-year-old has been involved with the likes of Beats by Dre, Cadbury, Mars, Coca-Cola and Hugo Boss.
At present, all of his sponsorship is handled by HK28 Ltd, which is an in-family business, whilst Kane also runs Edwards James Investments, which is a properties venture.
Harry Kane: Image rights
Like his sponsorship, HK28 Ltd deals with everything related to Harry Kane's image rights. Last year, they recorded a yearly profit of just over £9million, so it is fair to say that Kane is doing pretty well in this particular arena.
Should Kane make the move to Munich, this would likely open the door to several more opportunities for Kane to put his face to something in exchange for big money. The striker remains one of the big stars on the European football scene, and many companies want to continue or wish to associate themselves with him.