Before he transferred to Bayern Munich during the summer transfer window, Erik ten Hag declared Harry Kane his ideal target for Man Utd.
Prior to deciding to sign with Bayern Munich during the summer transfer window, Harry Kane acknowledges that he had discussions with a number of potential teams.
The 30-year-old was Erik ten Hag’s ideal target at Manchester United, but when it became evident that Tottenham had no interest in selling to a domestic rival, they turned their focus elsewhere.
Rasmus Hojlund was chosen as United’s primary target for a striker after the club was advised against making a bid for Kane, and the international from Denmark has had a positive start to life in his new surroundings.
When United take on Bayern in their Champions League opener on Wednesday night, both strikers will be in the spotlight. Prior to the match, Kane was questioned about United’s interest in signing him.
At the pre-game press conference, he stated, “I know there were some conversations going on between a few clubs in the background, but Bayern was a team I was extremely attracted by. There weren’t many other conversations, either. My attention is on this. Naturally, Manchester (United) is a fantastic club, but I chose to come here and am glad I did.
Kane left English football to pursue significant accolades at the club level, but he had to put his aspirations on hold in order to surpass Bobby Moore as the Premier League’s all-time greatest scorer.
When asked if the recognition he received as an individual ever affected his judgment, he replied, “I don’t think it was anything I was thinking about.
“Being so close to the record, there was a lot of commotion around it, which I entirely understand, but those particular records have never been my main focus. They are the result of working hard and giving my all for the team.
In the end, it was about how I could push myself and improve, and I believed that challenging for the Champions League and titles every year was the greatest way to put myself in that scenario. As time goes on, you will get closer and closer, but ultimately, for me, it was about how I could push myself and improve. That’s why I went with Bayern.