Five potential transfer destinations for Harry Kane
Tottenham chief Daniel Levy will want £200million to part ways with Harry Kane this summer, according to reports. Manchester United’s interest in the England international has been well-documented as the transfer window creeps closer. But Real Madrid are now targeting a deal for the striker as well, with Karim Benzema poised to leave the club.
Kane is a target for Real Madrid who, for the first time since 2019, have the capability to spend big.
Los Blancos have already confirmed Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio will be leaving the Bernabeu behind, while Benzema’s exit was announced earlier on Sunday.
Real want Kylian Mbappe but they’re eyeing Kane as well, believing the two players can play together in the future.
And The Independent say Tottenham chief Levy wants £200m for his talisman, despite the forward entering the last year of his contract.
That will likely put Kane out of Real’s reach, despite the money they’re saving by seeing Benzema, Asensio and Hazard all leave.
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And it could also make the 29-year-old too expensive for Manchester United as well.
Erik ten Hag is eager to bring in a new No 9, with Anthony Martial not good or fit enough this term.
The Red Devils are also set to allow Wout Weghorst to return to Burnley, with the Netherlands international netting just twice since arriving in January.
Real have a good relationship with Tottenham, with the two clubs previously negotiating deals for the likes of Gareth Bale and Luka Modric.
And what ultimately happens remains to be seen.
The report says Real have been informed of the wages Kane would want if he’s to swap north London for the sunny shores of Spain.
But the player’s preference appears to be to stay in the Premier League, with the forward closing in on Alan Shearer’s all-time goal record in the competition.
Kane was coy when asked about his future last weekend, saying: “No, no. That’s part and parcel of being a footballer – especially when you’re at the top of your game.
“I’ve just been focusing on this season and trying to help the team as much as possible.
“To score a couple [against Leeds] today was nice, to finish that way, but all in all I’m just looking forward to a nice break and then a couple of games with England.”
Benzema, meanwhile, is expected to leave Real for Saudi Arabia.
And the club confirmed his departure in a statement earlier on Sunday that read: “Real Madrid CF and our captain Karim Benzema have agreed to end his brilliant and unforgettable period as a player for our club.
“Real Madrid wants to show its gratitude and all its affection for who is already one of our greatest legends.”
The statement added: “Karim Benzema’s career at Real Madrid has been an example of behaviour and professionalism, and has represented the values of our club.
“Karim Benzema has earned the right to decide his future.
“Madridistas and all the fans around the world have enjoyed his magical and unique football, which has made him one of the great myths of our club and one of the great legends of world football.
“Real Madrid is and will always be his home, and he wishes him and all his family the best in this new phase of his life.
“Next Tuesday, June 6, at 12:00 noon, an institutional act of tribute and farewell to Karim Benzema will take place at Real Madrid City, with the presence of our president Florentino Perez.”
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