Real Madrid have made Harry Kane their top summer transfer target but Tottenham Hotspur’s lofty valuation of £200m has left the Spanish champions to be more creative and ambitious with their offer for the England striker. Kane, 24, has become one of the most sought-after strikers on the planet and ended 2017 as world’s top goal-scorer. He scored the most calendar goals in 2017 and has Europe’s elite clubs licking their lips.
Real are in the market for a new centre-forward, with their current striker Karim Benzema really struggling for form. It seems age is quickly catching up the French international and Madrid President Florentino Perez wants to upgrade the ‘striker’ position by luring away Kane to the Bernabeu.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is very likely to resist any offers, with Kane tied to the club until 2022. But Perez is ready to make three world-class players available in part exchange, according to Spanish outlet Diario Gol. Levy is notorious for his business activities and Madrid have dealt with him, with some difficulty, on two previous occasions when purchasing Luka Modric and Gareth Bale.
However, the European champions are confident that they will land the Englishmen and Spurs will put up a fight to keep their star man.
Bale, who has failed to live up to the lofty expectations at Spain and has struggled with injuries under manager Zinedine Zidane, looks to be a player destined to end his time at Bernabeu. Modric, too, could move back to Spurs as the midfielder has already entered the 30’s. The Galacticos might be willing to offload him.
The final option for Spurs is Mateo Kovacic, who has found first-team opportunities hard to come by at Real since moving from Inter Milan in 2015. The midfielder is keen to leave Spain to boost his chances of playing in the World Cup for Croatia in the summer.
The report suggests that a deal could include just one of the aforementioned stars with a fee or all three in a straight trade. Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino will surely hope to keep the services of his talisman, but if the opportunity to get three quality players in exchange for a player arrives, he won’t budge too much.
Disregarding the business aspect, Kane has proved his loyalty to Spurs a number of times now, saying – “My goal is to play my entire career only for Tottenham.”
I am sure we would easily hold on to Harry Kane despite Real’s interest.