Harry Kane headed to the Bundesliga in the summer despite Man Utd’s interest in signing him.
Thomas Tuchel, the manager of Bayern Munich, stated that luring the England captain away from the Premier League would be a “big thing” for any club looking to recruit a striker.
When Manchester United decided they didn’t want to work with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, they had explored signing Kane this summer. This opened the door for Bayern to come in and sign England’s all-time leading scorer.
Kane cost Bayern £86 million, whereas United paid £72 million to acquire Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta. The 30-year-old has already scored four goals in his first four Bundesliga outings.
Kane’s choice to remain unsigned by United during the summer transfer window surprised many, especially as Erik ten Hag was eager to get his hands on him. Hojlund, who is ten years younger than Kane but has only played in one season of a big European league, was instead signed by United.
The Dane has had a strong start at United, and when he left the match against Brighton on Saturday, Old Trafford spectators booed him. The striker is still working his way back to full fitness after missing part of preseason due to a back issue.
The Champions League match between Bayern Munich and United on the first matchday at the Allianz Arena pits Kane and Hojlund against one another by fate. The day before the game, Kane addressed the media, and Tuchel spoke after him. Tuchel made it apparent that he thought Bayern had accomplished a coup by signing the striker.
“It’s significant that we removed the England captain from the country. Harry being in the team would have made everyone looking for a No. 9 pleased, according to Tuchel.
He improves the team and fulfills your expectations of a man. He is a strong finisher and a capable penalty taker. He can drop deep, pivot, and use the surrounding players’ speed to his advantage. I have no idea what’s going on at other clubs, but we are extremely grateful that he finally made the choice to come help us out.
Kane’s leadership as he adjusts to life in Germany has also been complimented by Tuchel, who also said that Kane’s ability to carry Tottenham suggested he could handle the demands of life at Bayern.
“There is no question, and it is also fantastic that we all speak English and do so well. No issues with communication exist, he claimed.
“Harry has been doing this for years; he carried the weight of Tottenham for season after season. He did it in his characteristic manner, which is composed, modest, and cordial. He guides in this manner.
You don’t have to be or emulate a specific leadership style or leader. He doesn’t hesitate to do it here, and you do it in your own unique manner. We wanted him because he is the same person. When it’s necessary, he maintains his composure under pressure.
For the first time in Premier League history, United has dropped three of their opening five league contests. They are licking their wounds as they come in Munich, but Tuchel still sees them as a formidable foe.