Could it be “Hola, Harry Kane” at the Santiago Bernabeu?
According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, Kane is being lined up as part of the next wave of “Galacticos” at Real Madrid with the 22-year-old Englishman seen as the perfect replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.
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The report claims Real have been watching Kane for over a year — haven’t we all? Kane was the highest-scoring player in the PL in 2015 with 27 goals, after all — and although they aren’t expected to make a move for him in January, the Spanish giants are keen to keep a close eye on Kane and snap him up in the coming months if possible.
Kane was recently valued at $99 million by the Swiss-based CIES Football Observatory and despite his manager at Spurs, Mauricio Pochettino, repeating multiple times that he isn’t for sale at any price, a bid in excess of $100 million would certainly test Tottenham’s nerve.
Spurs and Real Madrid have a better relationship than most clubs with the north London outfit selling Luka Modric to Real in 2012 for $50 million and then Gareth Bale for a world-record $132 million in 2013.
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The Tottenham academy product has all the attributes to succeed at the Santiago Bernabeu — as well as boasting an impressive rate of scoring with 49 goals in 101 games for Spurs he also has an eye for a pass and can drop deep to bring others into play — but it seems like he’s happy at Spurs for now and is busy spearheading their charge for a top four finish in the Premier League this season.
It is worth contemplating, however, that if Spurs were to one day sell Kane then cashing in and selling him to a Spanish club would make much more sense than a direct rival such as Manchester United. The Red Devils have reportedly shown plenty of interest in Kane during the previous transfer windows but it seems like Spain would be a much likelier destination for the Londoner.