Real Madrid set their sights on Harry Kane as they prepare to join Man United in £100m race for his signature following Karim Benzema’s exit… and Tottenham’s reluctance to sell to an English rival could give Spanish giants an edge
- Real Madrid are set to test the waters as they plot a £100m move for Kane
- Los Blancos are looking for a replacement for Benzema, who is leaving the club
Real Madrid are set to test Harry Kane’s resolve to become the Premier League’s greatest ever goalscoring record as they plot a £100m swoop for the Tottenham striker.
The Spanish giants have confirmed legendary striker Karim Benzema is departing the Bernabeu this summer, leaving Real searching for a replacement.
Madrid have a long-term interest in Kane and are ready to launch a bid to lure the 29-year-old to the Spanish capital ahead of next season.
Sources have indicated Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will quote Madrid a minimum starting price of £100million for Kane once an enquiry lands.
There is, though, believed to be room to negotiate. Manchester United also have a strong interest in Kane heading into the summer transfer window – but Levy is adamant he does not want to sell his club’s prized asset to a domestic rival.
Harry Kane is a target for Real Madrid this summer and an enquiry is expected to be submitted
Los Blancos are looking to replace Karim Benzema, who is leaving the club
To that end, Real have leverage to negotiate a lower fee of below £100million knowing Levy does not want to do business with another English club.
Tottenham will lose Kane for nothing next year if they do not sell him in the next two transfer windows.
It remains to be seen whether Kane would give serious consideration to leaving England for Spain.
The prolific forward has set his sights on breaking Alan Shearer’s all-time Premier League goalscoring record of 260. He is currently on 213 top-flight goals.
Similarly, Kane and his family are known to be settled in London and uprooting to Madrid would require deep thought, particularly with wife Katie expecting their fourth child.
Kane and his family are settled in London but could be tempted by the Real Madrid project
Spurs are expected to demand £100million for their top goalscorer amid Los Blancos interest
But the lure of playing for one of the most prestigious clubs in the world – plus a virtual guarantee of challenging for major trophies could tempt Kane into relinquishing his dream of becoming the Premier League’s greatest goalscorer.
He would also likely be offered a pay deal north of his current £300,000-per-week wage at Tottenham.
Real Madrid and have struck a good working relationship with Tottenham and Levy in recent years.
Luka Modric, Jonathan Woodgate and Gareth Bale are among the players to have moved from Spurs to Madrid under Levy.
Similarly, Spurs have re-signed Bale as well as landing Rafa van der Vaart and Sergio Reguilon.