England captain Harry Kane has joined German champions Bayern Munich on a four-year deal, ending his career at Tottenham.
The striker has signed a deal worth more than 110m euros and could make his debut in Saturday’s German Super Cup game against RB Leipzig.
Kane, 30, leaves Premier League Spurs as their all-time top scorer with 280 goals in 435 appearances.
In a social media post he said he “felt this was the time to leave” Spurs.
He has won the Premier League Golden Boot three times – in 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2020-21 – and with 213 goals from 320 games in the English top flight, needed just 48 more to break Alan Shearer’s Premier League scoring record.
Kane, who is England’s all-time leading scorer with 58 international goals, has never won a major trophy with club or country.
“I’m very happy to be a part of FC Bayern now. Bayern is one of the biggest clubs in the world, and I’ve always said that I want to compete and prove myself at the highest level during my career,” said Kane, who will wear the number nine shirt at Bayern.
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“This club is defined by its winning mentality – it feels very good to be here.”
Bayern chief executive Jan-Christian Dreesen said their pursuit had been “a long process” but that Kane was their “absolute dream player right from the start”.
“He is a perfect fit for us and the club’s DNA in terms of both football and character. World-class centre forwards have always been an important factor when FC Bayern has celebrated its greatest triumphs, and we’re convinced that Harry Kane will continue this success story,” he added.
“Our fans can look forward to one of the best goal scorers of our time.”
Club president Herbert Hainer said the transfer required “required tenacity, bite and perseverance” and “Kane will not only strengthen FC Bayern, but also be a real asset to the entire Bundesliga.”