Harry Kane was rewarded just £45,000 for beating Sergio Aguero to Premier League milestone
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Harry Kane was rewarded just £45,000 for beating Sergio Aguero to a Premier League milestone.
Kane, who is just the third Englishman to play for Bayern, has now scored a Bundesliga record 18 goals in his opening 12 league games for the Bavarian giants.
Moreover, he is also the first English player to score 18 times in one season in the Bundesliga.
Kane had established himself among the world’s most fearsome marksmen long before his move to Bayern Munich, having scored 278 goals and recorded 64 assists across his 430 Tottenham appearances, as well as netting a record 62 goals for England.
However, the Three Lions star was not always tipped for greatness, enduring underwhelming loan spells at Millwall, Leyton Orient, Leicester City and Norwich City before establishing himself in Spurs’ first team.
According to a Mail Online article from February 2015, after Kane netted 20 goals in 33 Spurs appearances, the then England under-21 star was rewarded with a five-year contract worth just £45,000 a week.
For perspective, at the time he was given with the new deal, he was the fastest player to 20 goals that campaign, with City’s Aguero on just 19 goals in all competitions and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez on 18.
Of course, Kane left Tottenham this summer, despite having been offered a massive new contract offer that the Guardian claimed would have significantly improved his £200,000-a-week terms.
And it appears he has made the right decision to leave, having quickly settled at Bayern.
Speaking to Four Four Two Kane said: "It felt amazing to make my debut.
“The atmosphere there was something special, and I’ve since realised that wasn’t a one-off. German football has some of the most passionate fans I’ve seen. I remember waiting to come on, hearing the drums and looking at all the banners and flags. It gave me goosebumps.
"The fan culture in Germany blew me away from the start. Those first few days felt like joining a new school. Putting faces to names, introducing yourself, everyone asking how you are. I’ve faced a lot of the lads in the past, so it was nice to get to know them all personally. It was a bit surreal, but I was itching to get going.”