It’s ‘old-fashioned German common sense’.
The long and drawn-out Harry Kane, 30, transfer saga is finally coming to an end with nothing to show for it. A final bid of €100 million (£86 million) from German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, who had been fighting tooth and nail for Kane’s signature, had no effect on Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.
Levy remained adamant until the end. Three upward revisions were made by Munich, but he dismissed them as not meeting his £100 million threshold. Munich showed good faith to the end. CEO Jan Christian Dresden and technical director Marco Neppe flew to London, England, on July 31 to talk to Levy, but he remained stubborn.
It didn’t stop there, despite Munich giving him six days’ notice of their final offer, he went on vacation with his family in Miami, USA. This was a clear indication that he was no longer willing to negotiate a deal for Kane. Levy’s adamant behavior flies in the face of the owner’s policy. Joe Louis himself has instructed the club to immediately sell Kane to another club if they fail to re-sign him this summer, but he has effectively refused to do so, citing the lack of a transfer window.
As a result, there is a strong possibility that Kane will stay at Spurs this summer and not go anywhere. The Daily Mail, a British publication, criticized Bayern Munich’s complacency along with Levy’s stubborn negotiation style.
The Daily Mail published an article titled “Kane will stay at Tottenham this summer as Levy ignores deadline to notify Munich of £86m offer” on June 6 (ET). In the article, the Daily Mail analyzed the situation as a clash between Levy’s stubborn negotiating style and Munich’s “old-fashioned German common sense” about the value of a player with only one year left on his contract.
Kane, who turned 30 this year, has just one year left on his contract with Spurs. Unless he re-signs with Spurs, he will be a free agent next summer and can be taken by any club without a transfer fee. For this reason, the clubs that were interested in Kane in the first place dismissed Levy’s “£100 million transfer fee” as unrealistic. There’s no reason to spend a lot of money on Kane right now when he’s so old and his transfer fee will be gone in a year. The likes of Manchester United and Real Madrid have stopped negotiating with Levy for this reason.바카라사이트
Munich, however, remained obsessed with signing Kane and continued to negotiate in a way that pleased Levy. They raised the asking price three times, giving Levy all the leverage in the negotiations. In the end, Levy continued to play the “boss” and even went so far as to ignore the deadline for a final offer and go on vacation. It was a self-inflicted wound.