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Free drinks and bratwurst – Harry Kane offered contract to join German minnows

Free drinks and bratwurst – Harry Kane offered contract to join German minnows

Harry Kane has joked that he will have to speak to his agent after being offered unlimited sausages and free drinks to leave Bayern Munich for a seventh-tier German side near the club’s training base. England.

The 30-year-old England captain faced the media on Sunday afternoon as preparations continue at Blankenhain for Tuesday’s final Group C match against Slovenia in Cologne.

England is staying at Spa & GolfResort Weimarer Land and feeling welcomed in the beautiful state of Thuringia, where Kane has been offered the chance to settle into a new permanent home.

Local comedian Jonas Greiner, representing the MDR Jump channel, asked the attacker about his views on the region, before changing the subject and offering him the chance to extend his stay in the region.

Harry Kane's contract offer from SG Lauscha/NeuhausHarry Kane's contract offer from SG Lauscha/Neuhaus

Harry Kane’s contract offer from SG Lauscha/Neuhaus (Simon Peach/PA)

“Could you imagine living here one day?” Do you want to stay? We have a seventh division team that you may have heard of, SG Lauscha/Neuhaus,” he said, pulling out a contract to laughter from the press room.

“They have a contract offer for you. You get unlimited Thuringian Rostbratwurst, free drinks in all bars and Mindestlohn (minimum wage).

“You will have a lot more time for the national team. If you want, I have your jersey here.

Greiner pulled out a bright yellow Lauscha/Neuhaus shirt with the number 20 on the back, leading a smiling Kane to say: “That’s very well put together.” I’ll have to talk to my agent and see what we can do!

Harry Kane spoke to the media on Sunday in Blankenhain.Harry Kane spoke to the media on Sunday in Blankenhain.

Harry Kane spoke to the media on Sunday in Blankenhain (Adam Davy/PA)

“But you have good golf courses. I mean, the golf course we’re staying at is fantastic, so yeah, that’s not a bad plus.

“It’s been great. You know, the reception I received not only here but throughout Germany was incredible. I think since I joined Bayern Munich I have gained a lot of supporters.

“In every hotel we’ve been to so far and just around the stadium and everything, the support has been amazing, so I just want to thank you for that.

“I don’t know if I have any thoughts of moving here one day, but we appreciate you having us.”

England captain Harry Kane poses for photos with fans outside their media centerEngland captain Harry Kane poses for photos with fans outside their media center

England captain Harry Kane poses for photos with fans outside the team media center (Adam Davy/PA)

Although Kane may not be leaving Munich anytime soon, the England skipper signed the Lauscha/Neuhaus jersey at the end of the press conference.

“My mission is to search for new talents for local teams because Thuringia is not a big football nation,” Greiner told the PA news agency.

“The highest ranked team here is in Germany’s fourth tier, so it’s not that high. There is not much professional football in Thuringia.

“So I thought maybe if the players like it here we could win a player for a lower division team, like the seventh division, and I tried to get Harry Kane to play in Thuringia, so ‘he stays here.’

Local comedian Jonas Greiner holds up an SG Lauscha/Neuhaus jersey signed by England's Harry KaneLocal comedian Jonas Greiner holds up an SG Lauscha/Neuhaus jersey signed by England's Harry Kane

Local comedian Jonas Greiner holds up an SG Lauscha/Neuhaus jersey signed by Englishman Harry Kane (Adam Davy/PA)

Greiner joked that the ink on Kane’s signature was still wet enough to transfer from the jersey to his unsigned contract, allowing him to join a club that he said had a better season than Bayern.

“He could be good in the team,” he added. “We don’t have a Jude Bellingham, but we have a lot of players who can drink one day and play the other day.

“They hit the ball even though they had about 15 beers the day before and I guess that’s high-level pressure they can handle.

“It would be a great match with a professional player who can score goals so the other players can drink like 17 beers the night before.

“They were promoted this year, so that’s another advantage for Harry Kane: more titles than Bayern Munich this year!”