Coutinho shares Kane’s Real Madrid squad number with new team-mates

Date published: Saturday 17th February 2018 1:26

Philippe Coutinho has reportedly shared Harry Kane’s future Real Madrid squad number with his new Barcelona team-mates.

The Tottenham striker scored more goals in 2017 than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and has been repeatedly linked recently with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Diario Gol claims that Kane will swap London for the Bernabeu in the summer with him taking Luka Modric’s number 10 jersey.

Coutinho recently completed a huge move to Real’s arch-rivals Barcelona and the Spanish media outlet understands that the midfielder has been telling his new team-mates the ‘well-known’ secret about Kane’s arrival.

The report continues by saying that, although Modric is under contract until 2020, he will have to give up his shirt number for Kane.

There is no confirmation in the report that Modric is going to leave but Diario Gol continues by claiming it is now common knowledge that Kane will move to La Liga.

However, Kane told the Players’ Tribune earlier this month that he sees himself lifting a Premier League title with Spurs, he said: “I dreamed of playing for Spurs since I was a boy.

“For a long time my motivation was simply to close my eyes and picture myself scoring against Arsenal in the Premier League.

“Done that a few times now, and it never gets old. But now, my motivation is a bit different.

“Now, I close my eyes and I picture myself lifting the Premier League trophy at our new stadium with my mates. I’d trade the next 100 goals for that feeling.

“We’ve been close the past few seasons, but there’s only one way to close the gap – and I’m afraid it’s quite a boring answer. As my dad would say, we’ve gotta keep working, keep doing. Keep getting on with it.”


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