Bayern Munich told they should have signed in-form rival instead of Harry Kane as Tuchel aims sly transfer dig

THOMAS TUCHEL has scoffed at a rival manager for suggesting Bayerm Munich should have signed Victor Boniface instead of Harry Kane.

Tuchel paid £104million for England skipper Kane, while new £18m Bayer Leverkusen frontman Boniface has been compared to Erling Haaland.

Harry Kane has notched three goals in four games for BayernRex

Victor Boniface has four goals from Leverkusen’s three league winsEPA

Cologne coach Steffen Baumgart claimed if he was Bayern boss he would have targeted the Nigerian 22-year-old over Tottenham legend Kane, 30.

But Tuchel believes the comparison is ridiculous.

He described Boniface as “a totally different type of player” – then teased Baumgart.

Ex-Chelsea manager Tuchel said: “It’s good that Cologne’s coach is concerned about our market.

“If we had known earlier, we would have expanded our transfer committee to nine people.”

Nonetheless, pound for pound, and in plain stats, Baumgart has a strong case for backing Boniface as the dream strike recruit for Bundesliga clubs.

Younger than Kane by eight years, he has helped blitz Leverkusen to the top of the table with four goals from their three wins in three games.

Champions Bayern, in second place, are the only other team to have won all their three German top-flight matches this term.


Three Lions’ record scorer Kane has notched three goals in his four appearances since arriving at Munich last month.

Tuchel said on Thursday the Londoner was already showing he’ll become an “absolute success” for Bayern.

And German outlet BILD claim Kane has quickly established himself within the dressing room as one of Bayern’s three most senior figures.

Thomas Muller and Joshua Kimmich share that status – with club captain and fellow Germany star Manuel Neuer slipping down the list.

Meanwhile, Boniface has continued his astonishing rise of the past four years.

He totalled 23 goals and eight assists from 66 matches as he twice won the Norwegian top-tier title with Bodo/Glimt.

Then 17 goals and 12 assists in 51 games last term for Belgium’s Union Saint-Gilloise persuaded Leverkusen to splash out for him.

GettyThomas Tuchel reckons Kane is already proving to be a great buy[/caption]

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