Friday, September 29, 2023

Simon Jordan reveals Tottenham were greatly surprised Harry Kane chose to join Bayern Munich

Simon Jordan says Tottenham are hugely disappointed after Harry Kane’s move to Bayern Munich.

Kane joined the Bundesliga champions for a fee of around £84.5m plus add-ons.

Kane left Spurs to join German giants BayernGetty

Jordan says the club was surprised at the transfertalksport

The 30-year-old left the Premier League as Spurs‘ all-time top scorer with 280 goals in 435 appearances.

He recently made his bow in Tottenham’s 3-0 German Super Cup defeat to RB Leipzig on Saturday.

Following his move, Jordan believes his departure is a move blow to Ange Postecoglou’s side.

“I think there was a great feeling of disappointment that Harry decided to leave,” Jordan told talkSPORT.

“There were lots of moving parts to it and people around him were very influential in the decision.

“I think it is a surprise he has gone to Bayern Munich.

“I just think there was a feeling that there was better options available to him, Economically at Tottenham, than he would be getting at Bayern Munich.

“And the reality that perhaps he probably would have been in a better position in a year’s time. Putting all that to one side, I think the main thrust of it is that Tottenham need to turn a page.

“They have got themselves in a situation where one way or another, nobody lasts forever. Some people would argue that keeping Harry Kane for as long as they did would be an achievement.

“Others would say they should have bloody well won something and Daniel Levy is useless, and is culpable for everything which is bad inside the football club.

Kane will lead the line for Bayern in their Bundesliga opener over the weekendGetty

“The outcome of Harry Kane is inevitability of the failure of Tottenham Hotspur to achieve things.

“There is substance around that argument, but I think coming at the door for Postecoglou, you can’t have the only story in town being Harry Kane.

“You can’t have a player that is potentially going to consider his options. Maybe look at it in November, look at contract talks in November, you can’t have that.

“The economic sensibility behind that won’t make sense for Tottenham Hotspur. Postecoglou would be in a situation where people would not able to help themselves and say, ‘what is happening with Harry Kane’.

Postecoglou was hopeful of keeping hold of the 30-year-old strikergetty

“Any manager coming in has a job in hand, to correct the ship and turn the tide back into a different set of circumstances of progressing Tottenham Hotspur and to look like they are winning something.

“It would not be helped with every press conference being Harry Kane, Harry Kane, Harry Kane. While it is safe to say any manager would want someone who scores 30 goals in their team, they will also see the flip side of it.

“If you know the player is going at some point, all you will get is what is happening with him. So, I think Spurs are disappointed he is gone, as they adored him, and are choked by it.

“They have spent money, £130m on players, and I think there is an intention of wanting to build a football club to succeed, and the fans will say this is what we have wanted for sometime.

“I think there were factors around him, family influence, or maybe not having good enough agents to be able to see a bigger picture than Bayern Munich. Some will say their is not a bigger picture, they are a Champions League winning side, dominated German football.

“They have bagged £90m, and the job in hand now is Postecoglou.”

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