As they plan a £100 million raid for the Tottenham striker, Real Madrid will put Harry Kane’s drive to break the record for most goals scored in the Premier League to the test.
The renowned striker Karim Benzema will leave the Bernabeu this summer, according to the Spanish powerhouses, leaving Real Madrid looking for a replacement.
Madrid is prepared to make an offer to bring Kane, 29, to the Spanish capital before the start of the upcoming season since they have a long-term interest in him.
When an inquiry is received, sources claim Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will offer Madrid a minimum starting price of £100 million for Kane. However, it is thought that there is a possibility for negotiation.
Kai Havertz, a standout for Chelsea, is the second candidate Real Madrid is considering to replace Benzema.
The loss of Benzema has left a gaping hole in Real Madrid’s plans for the 2023–24 season.
Since Benzema was likely to exercise an automatic one-year contract extension, the team had been interested in loaning out Joselu, a striker from Spain.
In 2024, the Spanish club would have been free to make a bid for Kylian Mbappe, but they currently require a new number nine to take the place of their second-highest career goalscorer.
The Chelsea player is thought to be the more practical choice. Given that the 29-year-old has already stated a preference for remaining in England, there are doubts as to whether Manchester United will be able to acquire Kane before them.
Levy is emphatic that he does not want to give away his club’s most valuable asset to a domestic competitor, though.
Given that Levy does not want to work with any English club, Real has the power to demand a reduced cost of less than £100 million.
Although Havertz is viewed as a far more straightforward transfer, Madrid will exploit the possibility of the Tottenham center-forward teaming up with his international teammate Jude Bellingham as a factor in their favor.
If Tottenham does not sell Kane in the upcoming two transfer windows, he will be lost for nothing the following season.
It remains to be seen if Kane would seriously contemplate moving to Spain from England.
The prolific forward has set his sights on surpassing Alan Shearer’s 260-goal record in the Premier League. He presently has 213 goals at the top level.
Similar to how Kane and his family are well-established in London, moving to Madrid would require careful consideration, especially as his wife Katie is currently expecting their fourth child.
Kane may be tempted to give up his objective of becoming the Premier League’s all-time leading scorer if he joins one of the world’s most illustrious teams, where winning major trophies is practically a given.
In addition, he would probably receive a pay raise from Tottenham’s present offer of £300,000 per week.
In recent years, Real Madrid and Levy have developed a positive working relationship with Tottenham.
Under Levy, stars like Luka Modric, Jonathan Woodgate, and Gareth Bale made the switch from Spurs to Madrid.