Uli Hoeness doubts Bayern Munich can afford Harry Kane's £130m price

Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness doubts Bundesliga giants can afford Harry Kane – as he cites Manchester City’s refusal to pay £130m for the Tottenham striker in 2021

  • Former Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness doubts they can afford Harry Kane
  • The Spurs striker has been linked with the Bundesliga club since the summer 
  • But Hoeness has concerns that Bayern would not be ready to pay £130m for him 
  • Man City also walked away from a deal with Kane thanks to his high price tag 

Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has suggested the Bundesliga giants could not afford Tottenham’s £130m asking price for Harry Kane.

The 29-year-old, whose contract will expire in June 2024, has heavily been linked with a move to the German club since the summer, with SportsMail reporting that Julien Nagelsmann was keen on bringing the Tottenham star to the Allianz Arena. 

But according to their former president, Hoeness, Die Roten may not be able to afford Kane, suggesting that the club might take the same lead as Manchester City who bowed out of transfer talks with Spurs after Daniel Levy set a high price tag on Spurs forward.

Former Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness claims German side can’t afford Harry Kane

Harry Kane (middle) has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich since last summer

Speaking to journalist Maximilian Koch, Hoeness said of Tottenham’s valuation of Kane: ‘He’s a great player, but that’s an order of magnitude.

‘Manchester City got out at 140, 150 million euros. I can’t imagine that these are amounts that Bayern Munich want to or can pay.’

Hoeness, who won three European Cup titles with Bayern as a player, was first elected the club’s president back in 2009 before retiring from the position in 2019, having spent 49 years at the club in both playing and management capacities. 

But it seems he is doubtful the club would be willing to meet Spurs’ asking price for Kane, who, last October, batted away any rumours of a possible move to the German club.

The England captain’s contract is set to expire at Tottenham in 2024 and could leave the club

Hoeness believes Bayern will follow City who were unwilling to meet large price tag for Kane

While Nagelsmann is still looking for a direct replacement for Robert Lewandowski, after he moved to Barcelona last July, it appears they are not the only club with eyes on the England captain. 

According to SportsMail Manchester United are interested in bringing Kane to Old Trafford, with Erik ten Hag looking to acquire a new No 9 in the summer with Tottenham expected to put an £85m minimum price tag on the England captain.

Erik ten Hag seems to be the latest manager interested in acquiring the Tottenham striker

Spurs reportedly won’t sell Kane for less than £85m, a price that could rise for a league rival

Since his move to Spurs from Leicester in 2013, Kane has gone on to become one of the most prolific goal scorers in Premier League history and for that reason may warrant his high price. 

His heroics for Spurs have seen him score a whopping 265 goals across all competitions for the club, while also being a three-time Premier League Golden Boot winner.  

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