With the Premier League starting back tomorrow (!!!) and other top leagues kicking off within the next two weeks, Tottenham’s Harry Kane has yet to decide where he will play.
After months of speculation surrounding Kane, Tottenham, Manchester United, and Bayern Munich, ESPN reported today that the Hotspurs have accepted a Bayern bid for the England striker valued at over $100 million.
Bayern’s accepted bid is valued at 100 million euro, or about $110 million.
Kane’s future now rests at his feet. The striker is currently in second place for the most Premier League goals scored all time with 213.
Alan Shearer holds the record at 260, and with Kane’s goal-scoring pace, he could potentially pass that total within two seasons.
But not if he transfers to Germany.
Kane’s decision has yet to be confirmed, but SkySports reports that the HurriKane is “increasingly likely” to stay in North London.
Regardless of what the three-time PL Golden Boot winner decides, today has been a memorable one for European footballing news.
Who knows what’s going on with Mbappe in Paris?
Here’s one thing we do know – after sending Pulisic to Italy, Chelsea is investing in another American star. As reported by living, breathing transfer portal Fabrizio Romano, USMNT captain Tyler Adams is becoming a Blue.
The defensive stalwart and locomotive midfielder will bolster a Chelsea midfield that lost Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, and Mason Mount this offseason.
Adams had a stellar season with the recently relegated Leeds United before a hamstring injury ended his season early in March. Once Adams went down, so did Leeds’ chances for Premier League survival.
Adams, who is rumored to have a small pitbull in place of where his heart should be, had a $25 million relegation buyout clause in his Leeds contract, a clause that was triggered by Chelsea today.
Chelsea hope to have Adams registered by their Sunday opener against Liverpool.
WEEKEND (8/12) UPDATE:
Harry Kane officially accepted Bayern Munich’s terms on Friday for a deal worth up to $130 million over the next four years. He is expected to start playing right away in today’s DFL Supercup final between Bayern and RB Liepzig.
Meanwhile, back in London…
Things are not going as well for Tyler Adams. Despite multiple reports from multiple sources, including Fabrizio himself, of an Adams to Chelsea deal being on, the deal, apparently, is actually off.
The reason? Brighton midfielder Moisés Caicedo, Chelsea’s preferred midfield target. It appeared Caicedo would become a Liverpool Red, but after Brighton accepted LVP’s deal for the Colombian, Caicedo rejected the offer, saying he only wanted to wear Chelsea Blue.
Liverpool then walked away from their offer – and they never walk alone.
That spelled trouble for Adams. When Pochettino heard Caicedo was back on, he dropped Adams quicker than Leeds dropped out of the Premier League without Adams.
While current information seems to indicate Caicedo will play for Chelsea against Liverpool on Sunday (a sweet twist of the knife), if we’ve learned anything this week, it’s that nothing is set in stone just because Romano says “it is “Here We Go.”
Adams’ camp is reportedly and understandably upset about the bungling of his career advancement. Adams always plays with a chip on his shoulder – but that chip probably just got a whole lot heavier.
Where Adams will play next season remains unclear. There are some rumors of the USMNT cap replacing Caicedo at Brighton, which would be a great move. Wherever he ends up – you can read about it here, first.
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