Bayern Munich CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen has said even though Daniel Levy sticks to his guns while negotiating, the Tottenham chairman is quite a friendly person.
According to some sources (Football.London), the fee could rise to as much as £120m, including add-ons, which is certainly quite considerable for a player who just had one year left on his contract.
Levy certainly made Bayern sweat until the very end, with some reports even suggesting that the Tottenham chairman wanted to make some changes to the agreement as late as Saturday after the deal had initially been struck (Kaveh Solhekol).
Bayern Munich owe Daniel Levy a dinner
In the end, all parties seemingly got the result they wanted, with Dreesen revealing that he plans to honour the promise he made to Levy of getting him dinner.
The Bayern CEO said (via Fussball News): “Daniel and I got to know each other better, I can say that. He’s a very friendly person, but he also knows what he wants. Two people met each other who both knew what they wanted. I promised him that I owe him a dinner in London. I will honour that.”
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The reason that the talks between the parties were seemingly amicable is that all sides wanted the deal to go through. Once it became clear that Kane would not be signing a new contract, Tottenham did not have much choice but to cash in on him.
Those suggesting that the club should have forged the £100m (which can be used to strengthen the squad significantly) and allowed the striker to join a Premier League rival on a free transfer next summer, are living in cuckoo land.
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