The Englishman could be a much cheaper option than Erling Haaland or Kylian Mbappe for the Spanish giants.
According to reports in Spain, Real Madrid are in the lookout for a striker to spearhead their revival under Zinedine Zidane’s second stint at the club. They are linked with the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland, but a move for Harry Kane instead could prove beneficial for Real Madrid.
The Englishman has been a loyal servant at Tottenham Hotspur for several years. The striker has stuck by the club, in order to help the team win silverwares. The forward is in a rich vein of form, scoring 29 goals and making 16 assists in 41 games as of yet in the current season.
Here are the reasons why Real Madrid should look to secure Harry Kane instead of Mbappe and Haaland.
5. The competition for Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland is currently the most sought after player in Europe. The Norwegian is being chased by a number of elite clubs ahead of the summer. The youngsters’ agent Mino Raiola, are however, looking to cash in on this opportunity. Borussia Dortmund too have slapped a price tag of €150 million on the player, which could be too much for any club to pay in a pandemic affected market.
The Los Blancos are better off putting their efforts in signing Kane rather than Haaland, which could later turn out to be an expensive mistake. Harry Kane is a more mature striker who has established himself as a reliable figure upfront over the years. Moreover, he would be a cheaper alternative to Haaland and perhaps more effective.
4. Kylian Mbappe’s price tag
Kylian Mbappe has been on Real Madrid’s target list for a while now and it is no secret that Zinedine Zidane would like to work with the Frenchman. However, Mbappe is one of the most expensive players in the world at the moment. His current market value sits at €180m, but Paris Saint-Germain would definitely demand more in order to let their star player leave.
Considering Real’s current financial situation, they cannot afford the player. Instead, Real Madrid could make an offer in the region of €100m for Harry Kane and include a player in the deal to have a better chance of landing him.
3. Suitable for the system
Among the three probables, including Mbappe, Haaland and Kane, it is the Englishman that seems more suitable to fulfill the demands at Madrid. The club will need a long term replacement to Karim Benzema who is heading towards the end of his career.
In a scenario the club secures Kane’s signature, it will be easier to incorporate the player into the squad. Kane closely resembles Benzema’s playing style, as one of the most lethal finishers of the ball. With creative forces like Toni Kroos and Luka Modric providing the services, Kane would certainly be tough to contain for any opposition.
2. The relationship between the clubs
Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur have had a cordial relationship in the past and present. The Spanish giants have signed players like Gareth Bale and Luka Modric from the London-based outfit before. They have also sold Reguilon (albeit with a buy back clause) and allowed Bale to go on a loan at the Londoners recently as well.
Daniel Levy, chairman of Tottenham Hotspur, would be rather hesitant in selling Kane to a direct rival like Manchester United or Chelsea. In a scenario where the striker must be sold, chances are that he would rather be sold to the La Liga instead of the Premier League, which could work in Real Madrid’s favor.
1. Ambition of the player
It is hard to say no for any player when Real Madrid come knocking for your signature. Harry Kane has been loyal to Spurs but it is time to move on for the striker. He has no trophies to show despite the recent years of scintillating form, being pegged as one of the best strikers in Europe.
The 27-year-old is in the crucial peak years of his career. While Spurs are taking one step forward and two steps back under Jose Mourinho, it will serve the player well to make a move. At Real Madrid, chances of winning a silverware are much higher in comparison. This would be too good an opportunity for Kane to pass on.