Harry Kane was quick to avoid saying anything that could come back to haunt him after being questioned about transfer links to Real Madrid.
The England striker played a key role in all three goals for the visitors as Gareth Southgate’s side secured a memorable 3-2 victory over Spain in Seville on Tuesday night.
Kane was one of the three star men we picked out in our player ratings, though we also felt one man needs a nasty streak if he’s to truly become one of the game’s top stars.
And having been regularly linked with a move to Real Madrid, Kane’s performance at Real Betis’ Estadio Benito Villamarin will have only strengthened talk that he could one day make a €200m switch to the European champions.
And when directly asked about joining Madrid after England’s victory, Kane refused to fuel any speculation and showed he’s learning fast about how the media can react.
When asked by Marca about Real Madrid, the Tottenham striker responded by saying: “Sorry, not today. Sorry, sorry.”
Madrid are in the market for a long-term successor to Cristiano Ronaldo, who was sold to Juventus over the summer, and Spain captain Sergio Ramos started the charm offensive towards the Tottenham star earlier in the week.
“He’s physically a fantastic striker but technically he surprises you, he surprises a lot of people, but not me,” Ramos said about Kane. “He is great technically but there are also other great technical players and that’s why they are dangerous.”
Kane, who has scored six times for Tottenham this season, signed a new six year deal to keep him at the North London club until 2024 earlier this year.
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