Ex-Arsenal and Liverpool stars rivalling Harry Kane for shirt sales in Bundesliga

Despite the fanfare, Harry Kane wasn’t the only Premier League star to depart for the Bundesliga this summer.

The former Tottenham striker made the switch to Bayern Munich, completing a league record £100million deal, which could rise to £120m.


Bayern fans now have another Kane shirt to buy with this Oktoberfest edition releasedCredit: FC Bayern

Kane has already got off to a flyer with three goals and an assist in three games, as well as adapting flawlessly off of the pitch.

Fans of Bayern have been absolutely delighted to land such a global superstar, given the league more often sees its best players going the other way to England for huge money.

But the England captain was joined in his trip over the channel by a number of other of his former rivals from the Premier League, and their new teams are just as impressed.

Data from Kicker shows the most-sold player shirts for each team, and three of them only just arrived from England.

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Bundesliga team’s most sold shirts

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Bayern Munich – Harry Kane
Heidenheim – Tim Kleindienst
FC Köln – Davie Selke
Union Berlin – Robin Gosens
Mainz 05 – Karim Onisiwo
Bayer Leverkusen – Granit Xhaka
Borussia Monchengladbach – Florian Neuhaus and Tomas Cvancara
Borussia Dortmund – Marco Reus
Eintracht Frankfurt – Mario Gotze
Augsburg – Ermedin Demirovic
Leipzig – Xavi Simons
Freiburg – N/A
Darmstadt – Tobias Kempe
Hoffenheim – Andrej Kramaric
Stuttgart – Serhou Guirassy
Bochum – Anthony Losilla
Wolfsburg – N/A
Werder Bremen – Naby Keita

Granit Xhaka traded Arsenal for Bayern Leverkusen in a £21.5m deal and has now sold the most shirts during a summer of interesting arrivals under Xabi Alonso.

He will be facing off against his former north London derby rival Kane in a top of the table clash on Friday evening, with Leverkusen looking like a serious title contender.

Another midfielder to make the switch is Naby Keita, who joined Werder Bremen for free from Liverpool at the end of his contract.

Bremen fans were buzzing and his shirts flew off the rack, however, much like his time at Anfield, Keita has been injured since his first pre-season game, and is yet to put the shirt on competitively.

Xhaka shirts have been flying off the shelves


Xhaka shirts have been flying off the shelvesCredit: Getty
Bremen fans are yet to get a glimpse of Keita in the shirt they've bought


Bremen fans are yet to get a glimpse of Keita in the shirt they’ve boughtCredit: Instagram – @WerderBremen

A further interesting name is that of Xavi Simons, the highly-rated youngster joined Leipzig on-loan from Paris Saint-Germain in summer, and has already sold the most shirts of anyone in their squad.

Elsewhere German icons Marco Reus and Mario Gotze remain top for Borussia Dortmund and Eintracht Frankfurt respectively, while their teammate and Champions League finalist Robin Gosens has Union Berlin fans thrilled.

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