Tottenham’s star striker Harry Kane is being lined up for a £175million transfer swoop by Real Madrid in a deal which will cost the Spanish giants up to £395million, according to a report.
Spanish publication Don Balon claim on their website that the reigning Champions League holders’ president Florentino Perez has identified the 24-year-old forward as the prime replacement for Karim Benzema and has set aside €450million (£395million) in what is could be sensational move.
It is said that of that money, over €200million (£175million) would be used as the transfer fee to convince Tottenham to sell up, while the rest would be used to tie the English forward to a lucrative contract as well as agents’ fees and other expenditure surrounding the swoop.
Kane has netted at a rate of a goal a game this season, with 29 strikes in as many outings across all competitions.
Football Insider verdict
Real Madrid have the financial firepower to do all they can to convince Tottenham to sell their star striker, but even that might not be enough. While Spurs have had a record of being a selling club down the line, Daniel Levy might well want to change that tag, especially considering Kane is a graduate of the youth system. He is the fans’ idol, and letting him go, no matter how much money is on the table, will only enrage the Spurs faithful. They do not need to sell up, and while a figure of £175million would be tempting, it should not be enough to see Kane leave his club.