Real Madrid could be on hand to sign Harry Kane as Tottenham Hotspur have quoted a discounted price, but Zinedine Zidane is disinterested.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has made it clear that the club will not make any Galactico signings in this summer. The Whites have severely suffered as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and believe that this is now a time to save for their bigger objective, which is undoubtedly the Paris Saint-Germain ace Kylian Mbappe.
Diario GOL has claimed that the 34-time La Liga champions’ chief had a blockbuster opportunity to sign Harry Kane but turned the chance down. The Tottenham Hotspur striker has insisted that he may leave north London in search of collective silverware and the Santiago Bernabeu has always been touted as an attractive destination.
Jose Mourinho would’ve liked to hold onto the England international but at the same time, the manager doesn’t want players in the squad that don’t want to stay at the club. Having said that, Daniel Levy was willing to sell Kane at a discounted cost of 75 million euros to Los Blancos in order to overcome Spurs’ very own financial depression.
Tottenham have a very well planned financial budget, but the pandemic which was unaccounted for has had the impact even on the best of the best. The Premier League giants have recently spent a whopping 1 billion pounds on their new stadium, which is a factor that has affected their financial position for the worse.
Harry Kane’s potential sale would help the club in recovering a significant proportion of the amount spent on constructing the stadium, but Zinedine Zidane was the one responsible for turning the 27-year-old down. The Frenchman isn’t of the opinion that a striker of his abilities and attributes would fit well in the Real Madrid setup.
Zidane is certainly right over his intuition about Kane as the 48-year-old demands a high work-rate of all his players. The England international on the other hand is a predator in the box and does not contribute much elsewhere, so him knocking Karim Benzema off his primary position seems like an unlikely prospect.
Luka Jovic moreover could be given more playing time next season as Zidane hopes to count on the Serbian despite his exit links. Having said that, the former Eintracht Frankfurt forward has a contract at the club until June 2025 and it’s clear that the Merengues will not let go of him in just one year’s time after spending 65 million euros.
From Tottenham’s lookout, it’s a blow that the Whites have turned down their chance of bringing in Kane. The Lilywhites were hopeful about cashing in on a significant figure. They will be reluctant in selling the striker to a fellow Premier League side for anything less than 110 million euros and given the current situation, it’s a very steep price tag for anyone.
In recent weeks, the World Cup Golden Boot winner was linked with a swoop to Juventus, but the Italians who are anyway not known for spending are not fancied to splash enough cash on Kane. Moreover, they seem to have already agreed terms with Arkadiusz Milik, who they see as a signing for their first-team and a replacement to Gonzalo Higuain.
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