Harry Kane (29-Tottenham Hotspur) has given the green light to a move to Real Madrid.
“Kane is aiming to surpass Alan Shearer’s Premier League record of 260 goals, but is open to a move to La Liga given Real’s reputation,” The Athletic reported on Aug. 8.
“Real coach Carlo Ancelotti has identified Kane as the best replacement for the departed Karim Benzema. Real have rekindled their interest in Kane.”
Real have an emergency up front. Benzema, who has scored 353 goals and provided 165 assists in 647 games since joining the club in the summer of 2009, has moved to Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittihad. The departures of Mariano Dias and Eden Hazard (playing in a false nine), who were in the worst form of their careers, also left a wiped-out squad.
Ancelotti and his coaching staff then turned to Kane as a replacement. “Kane’s name has come up in several meetings in Valdebebas over the past few days, and he is a favorite of both Carlo Ancelotti and the sporting management,” Spain’s Marca reported on April 4.
The reason why Kane is so desired is that his style is similar to Benzema’s. Both are world-class goal scorers, but Benzema and Kane are also known for their ability to create for their teammates. Benzema had a great partnership with Vinicius Junior, and the synergy between Son and Kane is self-explanatory. Both players have the ability to pick up the ball and link up, even if they’re playing in the center or on the flanks. This is why Real coach Ancelotti chose Kane to replace Benzema.
Kane has always preferred to stay within the English Premier League (EPL). He is currently second on the EPL’s all-time goalscoring list with 213 goals, just 47 behind Shearer. He was very determined to break Shearer’s record, which is why he was linked to Manchester City and Manchester United.
But when Real came along, the tide changed. The world’s most prestigious club came calling, and Kane was open to a move to another league. “Kane has a strong motivation to wear a Real shirt,” Marca reported.스포츠토토
Another issue that needs to be resolved is the transfer fee. Tottenham want €116 million ($162.5 billion) for Kane, who is one year out of contract, but Real are willing to pay around €80 million ($120 million). According to multiple Spanish media outlets, Real are not willing to pay more than €100 million for Kane. If they can come to an agreement on a transfer fee, the deal could go through.