Germany legend Lothar Matthaus has claimed the time is right for Harry Kane to move to Real Madrid.
England captain Kane has been linked with a move to the European giants after winning the Premier League Golden Boot in two of the last three seasons. And Matthaus is convinced that Kane is the right man to replace Karim Benzema as Real’s main striker.
Writing for The Sun, Matthaus said: “Harry has been one of the top strikers in the world for three or four years now.
“Look at the numbers and the performances he has put in, for Tottenham and England. He is captain of England. This means something.
“Maybe in the World Cup he wasn’t the Kane I was looking for, even though he won the Golden Boot. He lacked the movement and aggression I expected.
“But in Seville his movement was better, sharper and quicker, he looked fitter. So it was inevitable people started talking about him moving to Spain again.
“Let’s be honest, it’s not a question of whether he would be ready next summer or the one after, or the following year. He was ready last week.
“The question is whether Kane wants to leave Spurs, England, the Premier League. He’d never leave Spurs for another Premier League club.
“For one thing it would upset the Tottenham fans — and that’s something he couldn’t do because the relationship he has with them is special.
“I know he loves Spurs. You can tell by the way he talks about the club.
“He might want to stay there for his whole career, breaking all the scoring records, being there for the first 10 years of the new stadium, being a Tottenham legend.
“It would have to be something special for him to leave the club. But if it’s going to happen, it will have to be soon.
“He’s 25 now. If he does not go in the next two years, by the time he is 27, he will never leave.
“If he did, Real are the only club that would be right for him. Real shine brighter than any other club in the world.”
Matthaus then revealed that he himself had an offer to join Real from Inter Milan in 1991, but the Serie A club wouldn’t let him leave. However, the 1990 Ballon D’Or winner believes Spurs wouldn’t stand in Kane’s way if he wanted to make the La Liga switch.
“[Daniel] Levy knows what Harry’s done for the club,” he continued.
“It wouldn’t surprise me if there is an understanding, a gentleman’s agreement, between them.
“He would not have anything written into his contract. He is not that sort of player.
“But if he knocked on Daniel’s door, at the right time, and there was a truly serious offer on the table, it may be different.”
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