Harry Kane is currently scoring non-stop at FC Bayern. Image: dpa/Sven Hoppe
A quick excursion into the mathematics: FC Bayern spent €95 million on Harry Kane in the summer. Or “only” 95 million euros, as Honorary President Uli Hoeneß highlighted. Kane has already scored 21 goals in all competitions, meaning each goal so far has cost Bayern just under €4.5 million.
A lot of money for an elderly player, said former national player Stefan Effenberg in August: “Just because of his age, he just turned 30, he’s actually not worth 100 million anymore.” The 100 million price tag was “exorbitantly high,” Effenberg said, adding an important detail: “more bonus payments.” Because they can also get expensive.
As “Sport Bild” reports, Harry Kane negotiated a performance-related clause in his contract – worth the equivalent of a Porsche 911: If Kane scores more than 40 points in all competitions combined, he will receive an additional payment of €250,000. Remember: in addition to your annual salary estimated at 24 million euros.
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Given their current form, it seems almost inevitable that Tottenham Hotspur’s new signing will actually break this mark. Harry Kane currently has a total of 28 scoring points. If you reach additional levels, you will receive even more bonuses.
The secret passage also contains a bit of irony: Games from the first and second rounds of the cup are excluded. On the other hand, this seems to mean that these two games are considered “too easy” for goals to matter much. At the beginning of November, FC Bayern were eliminated in the second round of the cup against 1. FC Saarbrücken from the third division.
Harry Kane: Not just a goalscorer but also a supplier
The fact that the clause does not just refer to goals scored, but also implies assists, also shows the role that Bayern directors had in mind for Harry Kane.
Because Kane’s style of play allows him to regularly drop back into midfield and impresses not only with his finishing ability, but also with his overall vision and unselfishness.
Bayern CEO Jan-Christian Dresen declined to comment on a possible Harry Kane clause. Image: www.imago-images.de / Revierfoto
However, Bayern CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen declined to confirm this clause to “Sport Bild”: “These are details of the contract that we obviously did not provide any information about.” He still speaks highly of the new Bavarian striker.
“Not only does Harry score goals at record speed, his quality also means he draws opponents in, which creates more space for his teammates,” said Dreesen.
Under pouring rain and equipped with FC Bayern umbrellas, those responsible for the German champions marched through the center of Munich on Monday night. The goal: A dinner together at “FC Bayern World”. As “Bild” reports, at the supervisory board meeting shortly before, it was discussed who should become a new part of this Bavarian world in the future.