Harry Kane nets four in 5-1 Tottenham friendly win vs. Shakhtar


Postecoglou rubbishes talk of Kane to Bayern deadline

Tottenham's Ange Postecoglou addresses talk of Harry Kane leaving the club for Bayern Munich.

Harry Kane scored four goals as Tottenham beat Shakhtar Donetsk 5-1 with his club future still up in air amid interest from Bayern Munich.

ESPN reported on Friday that Bayern made a club-record offer in excess of €100 million ($110m) for Kane, who is in the final 12 months of his contract.

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On Sunday, Kane opened the scoring with a penalty on 38 minutes. Shakthar equalised on the stroke of half-time, but Kane added three more in the second-half, first nodding home a James Maddison cross, then slotting home a through-ball from Dejan Kulusevski and finally tapping in a parried save from goalkeeper Dmytro Riznyk.

Sources told ESPN that Kane has no interest in signing a new deal with Spurs this summer, leaving the club to make a decision as to whether they cash in now or risk losing their prized asset for nothing at the end of the season.

Teenage forward Dane Scarlett scored Spurs' final goal in stoppage-time.

The match was also manager Ange Postecoglou's first at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

"You saw today that Harry certainly is invested in what we're doing," said Postecoglou, "and we'll keep on doing that unless something changes."

The 30-year-old Kane was given a standing ovation by Tottenham fans after being substituted late in the game, and he applauded back. He then returned to the field to applaud fans after the final whistle.

"I don't even know what's in Harry's mind, let alone anyone else's," Postecoglou said. "I think all these things will obviously play out over the next period. We'll deal with what happens from there."

Spurs next play against Barcelona for the Gamper Trophy on Tuesday before kicking off their 2023-24 Premier League campaign against away to Brentford next Sunday.