Tottenham player has agreement in principle to join third-placed club - report

By Richard Parks

Harry Kane has an agreement in principle to join Real Madrid in the summer, according to a report.

Spanish outlet Don Balon claim the Tottenham goal king is keen to make the move to the Spanish giants as a result of a ‘pact’ with the club’s president Florentino Perez.

It is said that Real are keen to finalise the deal before the World Cup gets underway on 14 June.

Don Balon report there is also strong interest from Premier League leaders Manchester City in prising Kane from White Hart Lane.

Kane, 24, has had another goal-drenched season for Tottenham, scoring 35 goals from 39 matches in all competitions to further enhance his standing as one of the world’s top forwards.

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The striker suffered an ankle injury in Spurs’ 4-1 win over Bournemouth on Sunday and is waiting for the results of tests which could determine a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Football Insider verdict:

It is little wonder that Real want Kane. Their leading scorer this season is Cristiano Ronaldo, whose tally of 34 goals is not far off the mark of the Tottenham talisman. But the all-time great turned 33 last month and is unlikely to continue his prodigious rate of scoring for too many more seasons, even though he is used as a virtual centre-forward these days. The man most at risk of losing out at Real is Karim Benzema, whose tally of eight goals this season is powderpuff for the spearhead of a team who dominate possession in virtually every match and create hordes of chances.

In other Tottenham news, Mauricio Pochettino has been at the centre of a huge Spurs dressing room bust-up.

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