Colombian playmaker James Rodriguez has urged his loan side Bayern Munich to stab his parent club Real Madrid in the back by making a major swoop for their transfer target, Tottenham striker Harry Kane, according to a report.
Spanish newspaper Don Balon claim on their website that the 26-year-old has decided that he will not return to the La Liga side and intends to stay with the German giants long-term, having joined on loan until 2019 last summer.
However, it is said that the 60-cap star, who was cast out from the senior side at the Bernabeu, is worried about the prospect of striker Robert Lewandowski leaving at the end of the season, and has told Bayern to pounce ahead of Real Madrid in a move for Spurs striker Harry Kane, who is reportedly high on the list of Los Blancos chief Florentino Perez.
The England hitman has been in imperious form this season, netting 35 goals in 39 appearances, which has led to speculation about his future at the north London club.
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It appears as though Rodriguez is not just looking to ensure his current side have one of the best strikers in world football, but that he is also seeking to sabotage what will eventually be his former club’s hopes. Kane has been heavily linked with a move to the Spanish capital after putting in another breathtaking performance in front of goal this season, but a move to Germany may also be tempting. The quality of the league is arguably higher than it is in Spain and he would be leading the line for a side hopeful of some European success. There would likely be many at Bayern who would join Rodriguez in urging Kane’s arrival, but for now he seems settled at Spurs.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club must hijack a £20million Manchester United deal this summer.