Harry Kane remains on the radar of Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain, but it seems Tottenham Hotspur are ready to stand firm regarding the striker.
Kane is currently captaining England at the World Cup, which he went to on the back of 13 goals from 22 games for Tottenham so far this season. Many regard the Spurs star as one of the best strikers on the planet.
Aside from some loan spells early in his career, Kane has been with Tottenham for as long as he has been a professional footballer. But he has frequently been linked with even more competitive clubs.
For example, Bayern Munich have been looking at him as a potential successor to Robert Lewandowski, who left them for Barcelona earlier this year.
But according to Diario Sport, another option that remains possible for Kane would be to join Real Madrid.
The La Liga champions are long-term admirers of Kane. Despite having reigning Ballon d’Or holder Karim Benzema up front, Los Blancos are “urgently looking for a centre-forward”, according to Sport.
After all, Benzema will turn 35 years old in December and is out of contract at the end of the season anyway.
With that in mind, Kane is still on Real’s radar. However, they are aware that Tottenham will not be letting go of their main man so easily.
Harry Kane looks likelier to stay at Tottenham
Although only under contract until 2024, the 29-year-old comes with a valuation of €90million (around £77.9million). Real Madrid would not be willing to meet this asking price, nor would Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy want to reduce it.
The only glimmer of hope for Real would be if Kane puts pressure on Spurs to allow him to leave. As things stand, that appears to be unlikely.
With 408 appearances and 261 goals to his name for Tottenham to his name so far, Kane might be more likely to remain in the Premier League. By doing so, he can continue to chase down Alan Shearer’s goalscoring record in the competition.
But links with clubs as big as Real Madrid should always be flattering. It would be interesting to see Kane testing himself in another country and league, but the stars don’t seem to be aligning for a move to Madrid at this moment in time.
That will be good news to Tottenham, who have had to be wary of rumours about a departure for Kane for practically as long as they have enjoyed having him leading the line.
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