Harry Kane, who recently joined Bayern Munich from Tottenham Hotspur, reportedly had no problem accepting a free transfer to Manchester United in 2024.
The future of the England captain was the focus of a lot of conjecture during the most recent transfer window, with Man United reportedly eager to buy him earlier in the year.
However, the Red Devils eventually made a bid for Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta BC while Kane made a lucrative switch to Bayern from Tottenham.
If he had received guarantees regarding a move to Old Trafford, the 30-year-old would have waited until next summer to join Man United on a free transfer, claims United Confidential.
Kane reportedly wanted to stay in the Premier League and was open to finishing out his contract year before moving to Manchester.
However, the Englishman was not given any assurances over a potential transfer to Man United, which led to him signing a four-year contract with Bayern.
According to reports, the Red Devils were unable to pay Kane’s wages or transfer fee this summer, while Hojlund immediately rose to the position of top target for the team in the final third of the field.
At the start of his Bayern career, the attacker has been in excellent form, netting four goals in five games for the Munich giants across all competitions.
As a result, Kane will now meet Man United on Wednesday night when Bayern hosts the 20-time English champions in the Champions’ League group stage.
The forward recorded 278 goals and 64 assists in 430 games while playing for Tottenham, and the club’s chairman, Daniel Levy, has disclosed that the transfer that sent him to Bayern included a buyback clause.
As a result, a potential return to Spurs cannot be ruled out, but it will now be very challenging for Kane to break Alan Shearer’s Premier League goal record of 260. Kane currently stands at 213.
At one point, there were rumors that Hojlund and Kane might both move to Old Trafford this summer, but Man United’s financial issues made it unlikely.
Although Kane claimed that “there were some talks between a few clubs” throughout the summer, he remained adamant Bayern Munich was his top preference for a move.
Manchester United entered the match on the heels of a 3-1 Premier League defeat at home to Brighton & Hove Albion, while Bayern were held to a 2-2 draw by Bayer Leverkusen in their previous Bundesliga match.