Harry Kane was presented with a new car last week, but he is now obligated to adhere to Bayern Munich’s stringent vehicle policy.
The English captain continued his impressive debut in Bavaria by netting two goals in a 3-1 triumph over Augsburg at the Allianz Arena on Sunday.
This marked the culmination of a positive week for Kane, as he was bestowed a new car by Bayern’s sponsor Audi on Wednesday.
Bayern maintains a longstanding partnership with the German automotive giants, who also hold shares in the club. As part of this collaboration, each player is gifted a new car every season.
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The tradition has been ongoing for more than 20 years and Kane, along with teammates, were presented with their new chosen drives in Ingolstadt.
A total of 12 Bayern stars, including Thomas Muller, Joshua Kimmich and Leroy Sane, opted for an Audi RS e-tron GT which typically costs around £120,000.
Kane, however, decided to go for a black Q8 e-tron worth £58,000 because it is more suited for a family car and the 30-year old has just welcomed a fourth child with wife Katie.
“I decided on a family car. Now that I have four children, I just need the space,” he said, as perthe Daily Mail.
Players are expected to arrive at Sabener Strasse training base in their Audi vehicles, as well as matches and other club-related events.
Harry Kane receiving his new Audi today: “I’ve already tried (driving in Germany), but of course not with the new car. I’ll slowly get used to the fact that the steering wheel is on the other side. So far I haven’t had a crash, that’s a positive thing.” [@BILD] pic.twitter.com/w5ghYiCnC3
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Kane’s teammate Kingsley Coman was reported to have been facing a hefty fine two years back for turning up to training in his Mercedes.
He was refused entry and forced to park on the street in what was a second offence for the Frenchman, who once arrived in his McLaren.
Players are allowed to drive their own cars in their free time but must adhere to the rule in any activity related to the club.
Driving cars Bentleys, Bugattis and Porches is permitted because they are part of the Volkswagen group who own Audi.
Kane has adapted quickly to life onto the pitch but he has admitted some difficulty when it comes to driving.
“I’ve already tried [driving in Germany], but of course not with the new car,” Kane toldBILD.
“I’ll slowly get used to the fact that the steering wheel is on the other side. So far I haven’t had a crash, that’s a positive thing.”