Harry Kane, who has long been coveted by both Real Madrid and Manchester United, is anticipated to request a transfer away from Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
Both European powers are anticipated to make a huge splash in the market to buy a world-class goalscorer, with both clubs lacking a center forward.
Karim Benzema left the Bernabeu yesterday to join Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad, while Wout Weghorst’s expected departure from Manchester United leaves the untrustworthy Anthony Martial as Erik ten Hag’s only recognized senior striker.
Kane, 29, is said to be at the top of both clubs’ striker shortlists. The Englishman, who scored 30 league goals for a struggling Spurs team this season, has one year left on his contract.
Nonetheless, Daniel Levy will seek a big transfer fee – anticipated to be in the region of €100 million as a starting point – and will use Kane’s interest to justify such a high figure.
Alfredo Pedulla, an Italian journalist for SportItalia, has claimed alleged exclusive Kane knowledge.
“Harry Kane is getting closer to joining Real Madrid.” According to reports, Tottenham and Real Madrid met this afternoon and agreed a deal in principle for the striker.
“Tottenham began with a demand of €100-110 million, while Real established a base of €80-90 million with the option of adding bonuses.”
If this is the truth, it will be an extremely expensive day for Carlo Ancelotti’s club.
The Athletic’s David Ornstein revealed that Real Madrid had reached an agreement with Borussia Dortmund for the sale of midfielder Jude Bellingham, whom United had previously pursued among rival Premier League powers Arsenal and Liverpool.
Dortmund stated that a deal for Bellingham had been reached between the two clubs, with Fabrizio Romano reporting that the fee was €103 million including added bonuses.
Following the humiliating Champions League semi-final defeat to Manchester City, Madrid president Florentino Perez has launched the transfer market in typical gung-ho form, with the executives aiming to rejuvenate Ancelotti’s squad and recapture rapid success.
As of this morning, there had been no credible reports from Spain or England to back up Pedulla’s assertion about Kane.