Harry Kane is one player who can challenge the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo when it comes to goal scoring ability. The 24-year-old Tottenham star has scored 11 goals in 11 games this season and will be looking to usurp his tally of 35 goals from the previous campaign.
Recent performances have seen him being the subject of a move away from Spurs with Real Madrid being a likely destination. The Englishman hasn’t openly stated that he would want to leave Mauricio Pochettino’s side but we all know that isn’t how things work in the crazy world of transfers.
Now, Spanish outlet El Gol Digital claims that the Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is willing to bid big for the Englishman. Perez sees Kane as the replacement for an ageing Karim Benzema and is willing to add the French striker in the deal.
Benzema will turn 30 at the end of the year and the report claims that the La Liga side are willing to pay around £180m for Kane but making Benzema a part of the deal would bring down their bid to around £108m.
More Baseless Rumours Or Is Kane Really Off?
Zinedine Zidane also spoke recently about Kane being a “complete player” and this seems to be the regular PR drivel that Spanish sides are known to do as they spread their net on almost every world-class player.
Kane probably is the best striker in the world and it should not be a surprise that some of the big clubs are looking to sign him up. However, we have to ensure the Englishman stays at the club for a number of years.
The forward has gotten better with each season under Pochettino and losing him now would suck out all the momentum we have gathered in the past season or two. Real can easily spend more than the £180m if they want to sign Kane and we would have to fight hard to keep hold of the striker.
The other aspect of this would be that Kane’s wages would be doubled or even tripled from the reported £100,000-a-week he makes at Tottenham. Money is always a major factor in a player’s decision to move and of course titles as well.
Should Pochettino and the team ensure we win a trophy or two this season, Kane would have to think a number of times before taking the decision to leave. However, the longer the barren run continues, the greater the questions will be about the future of our prized possession.