Bayern Munich’s honorary president Uli Hoeness has revealed that Daniel Levy tried to get a bigger fee for Harry Kane in the final hours preceding the move but the Bundesliga club flatly refused.
According to some outlets, including Football.London’s Alasdair Gold, the fee agreed between the clubs could rise to as much as £120m if certain add-ons are met, which is quite considerable considering that the 30-year-old had just one year left on his contract at the North London side.
However, Hoeness has now revealed that Levy tried to go back on the verbal agreement and extract an even bigger fee from the German side for the England captain.
Daniel Levy tried to squeeze extra out of Bayern
He alleged that Bayern had no intention of paying more while Kane himself issued an ultimatum to the Tottenham chairman in order to get the transfer over the line.
Hoeness told Bild: “At midnight we had a verbal agreement, but at 2:50 am, the deal was called into question again. They asked again for a larger amount.
“Jan (Dreesen) then said: ‘Not a penny more!’ It took 6 hours for Levy to accept that we were stubborn about it and for the plane that had been waiting for Harry at Stansted that morning to finally take off.
“Harry said that morning: ‘If we don’t have a solution by the evening, I’ll play for Tottenham on Sunday. And then it’s over, I won’t sign a new contract at Tottenham and will go on a free transfer next year.'”
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It is certainly not surprising that Levy tried to milk every penny possible from Bayern. It was evident that the Spurs chairman also made the negotiations as hard as possible for the German side to send a message to other elite European clubs about coming for players that Tottenham do not want to sell.
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