Harry Edward Kane, a highly accomplished English goalscorer aged 29, is being considered as a potential replacement for Karim Benzema at Real Madrid this season. Kane, widely recognized as one of the best strikers in the world, sits atop Real Madrid’s wishlist.
Kane, who currently plays for Tottenham and captains the England national team, has an impressive track record with 280 goals in 435 appearances for Spurs. He is just 47 goals away from surpassing Alan Shearer’s record of 260 goals in the Premier League.
Despite being undecided about his future, Kane’s exceptional goal-scoring abilities have drawn the attention of the European champions.
Real Madrid holds great admiration for the record-breaking English striker and hopes to secure his services, especially with the anticipated departure of several high-earning players this summer.
Among other potential targets for Real Madrid are Victor Osimhen from Napoli, Lautaro Martinez from Inter Milan, Kai Havertz from Chelsea, and Dusan Vlahovic from Juventus.
The departure of Benzema, along with Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio, and Mariano Diaz, will significantly bolster Real Madrid’s transfer and wage budget by €77 million (£66 million).
However, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is keen on retaining Kane at his childhood club and is reportedly seeking a fee exceeding £100 million, a price that Real Madrid might be reluctant to pay.
Although Spurs managed to hold on to Kane two summers ago when he attempted to force a move to Manchester City, the uncertainty surrounding his future persists.
With Tottenham unable to secure a spot in the Champions League next season and Kane yet to win a major trophy, Real Madrid hopes that the lure of major silverware will entice him to make the move to Spain.
Furthermore, Tottenham is currently without a manager following a disappointing campaign that concluded with Ryan Mason as the interim boss. The club is expected to commence talks with Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou in the coming days.
Benzema’s departure after 14 successful years at Real Madrid has left the Spanish giants in need of a new striker.
The Ballon d’Or-winning forward, aged 35, who joined Real Madrid from Lyon in 2009, leaves the club on a free transfer after winning five Champions League titles and four La Liga titles during his tenure.