Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has disclosed that Harry Kane took an unconventional approach during transfer negotiations as he secured his move away from Tottenham.
Kane decided to leave the Premier League behind and joined the German giants in a deal that could reach up to £104 million.
Despite a disappointing debut where his side lost 3-0 to RB Leipzig in the DFL Supercup final, Kane has made an impact in the Bundesliga, scoring three goals in his team’s first two league games, including a goal on his league debut.
But Kane was impressing the club’s bosses before he even moved to Bayern, with Rummenigge discussing the transfer, revealing the star forward went ‘against the norm’ during talks.
The 67-year-old said Kane was eager to negotiate a switch to Bayern, claiming he would reply to messages within just two minutes.
“We all agreed in our transfer committee from day one that we wanted to make this transfer,” he said.
“Everyone then had their job, and mine was to keep in touch with Harry a lot.
“I talked to him a lot and immediately realized what a good guy he is.
“I had the first contact when he was still on vacation in the Bahamas.”
Rummenigge added: “I wrote him that I would like to talk to him on the phone and he – as always later – answered within just two minutes, which is not the norm in the WhatsApp messenger world either.
“I said to him, ‘We will do everything to make this transfer happen, because we all believe that you are the most important man in the entire transfer market for us’.”
Rummenigge also told Kane about his own experience of leaving Bayern for Inter Milan in 1984, drawing comparisons with the England star’s situation at Spurs.
“I also told him about my own transfer to Inter Milan in 1984,” he said.
“I had everything at FC Bayern, I was practically the king with a large court, but I still wanted to gain this new experience abroad and then told him that it wasn’t an easy transfer for me either.”