According to 90min, Harry Kane has emerged as Real Madrid’s top priority. The Merengues are keeping their options open as Karim Benzema’s future is unknown. However, Los Blancos will face heavy competition from Manchester United for the talisman of Tottenham Hotspur.
For nearly a decade, Harry Kane has been a goal-scoring machine for Tottenham Hotspur. Before becoming a regular for the North London club, the English international had to wait his turn. But, since his breakout season, he has become a talismanic figure for Tottenham.
Simultaneously, the 29-year-old’s stock has skyrocketed on the international stage. He is England’s captain and the team’s all-time leading scorer. Kane also shattered Tottenham’s scoring record this season, with 32 goals and five assists in 49 games. However, Kane’s future is unknown following Tottenham’s failure to qualify for any European tournament. Real Madrid and Manchester United have been made aware of the issue.
Carlo Ancelotti, the manager of Real Madrid, is prioritizing a summer move for the English international. The Merengues have now followed suit, seeing the 29-year-old as a perfect successor for Karim Benzema. The new development follows reports that the Frenchman may leave Real Madrid to relocate to Saudi Arabia.
However, according to sources on Thursday night, Benzema will remain at Real Madrid beyond the summer. The Merengues, on the other hand, are keeping their options open in case the 35-year-old leaves. Meanwhile, Real Madrid will face heavy competition for Kane from Manchester United.
According to recent rumors, Kane will only join Manchester United if and when he departs Tottenham this summer. The Englishman wants to break Alan Shearer’s Premier League scoring record. And he’ll only be able to break it if he stays in England when the summer transfer market closes. Tottenham will try to prevent Manchester United from signing the 29-year-old.
If Benzema remains at the Santiago Bernabeu, a Real Madrid move may never happen. As a result, Manchester United should be in pole position to sign Kane. However, it will be interesting to see if the Red Devils and Tottenham can reach a deal for the youngster.