Real Madrid are willing to offer Tottenham a big player-plus-cash deal as they look to beat Manchester United to the capture of Harry Kane, according to a report.
Kane has enjoyed another fantastic season, netting 32 goals in 49 matches for Tottenham. 30 of those strikes came in the Premier League, making Kane the first player to score 30 or more goals in two separate 38-game Premier League seasons. However, he still lost out on the Golden Boot award as Erling Haaland managed an incredible 36 goals in 35 appearances during his debut season for Manchester City.
While the England captain has been brilliant yet again this season, Tottenham have struggled. They finished eighth in the Prem, meaning they will not play in any European competition next term. The North London side also failed to end their long wait for a trophy.
With Kane’s contract expiring in June 2024 and a new deal nowhere in sight, this summer represents the best time for Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to cash in on his prized asset.
Man Utd would love to make Kane their new centre-forward. However, the Red Devils are wary of overpaying due to Levy not wanting Kane to line up for one of Spurs’ Premier League rivals.
Instead, the 29-year-old may be given the opportunity to sign for Real Madrid. Carlo Ancelotti has told club chiefs at the Bernabeu that he wants Kane to replace Karim Benzema, who has just signed for Saudi Arabian outfit Al Ittihad.
On Tuesday, Spanish newspaper Sport revealed Madrid would bid €80million (£69m) for Kane. That is despite Levy putting his price tag at €120m (£103m).
Fellow Spanish source Cadena Ser have now provided their information on the transfer chase. They state that Madrid ideally do not want to go above the £69m offer they are considering launching.
Real Madrid come up with player-plus-cash offer for Harry Kane
As such, if Spurs reject their opening proposal, then they will include a player in the deal rather than come back with improved financial terms.
The player in question is left-back Ferland Mendy, who has made nine appearances for the French national team.
Madrid spent £47m when signing Mendy from Lyon in July 2019. During his first three seasons at Madrid, Mendy established himself as their first-choice left-back.
However, this term the 27-year-old has struggled with more injuries than in previous years, which has seen him lose his starting place to Eduardo Camavinga. As such, Ancelotti is now happy to let Mendy go.
Madrid are confident that either one of their offers will be enough to prise Kane away from Spurs. Indeed, they have already drawn up a contract offer to send to Kane’s agent and brother, Charlie.
Cadena Ser claim his prospective Madrid deal would last for three years and would be worth €15m per season. This would see Kane’s wage rise from the £200,000 a week he earns at Spurs to £250k per week in the Spanish capital.
It would be hard for Kane to leave Spurs after the journey they have been on together. However, both Sergio Ramos and Darren Bent have told him this is an opportunity he cannot turn down. He can establish himself as an even bigger star on the world stage and finally win a trophy if he goes to Madrid.
And while Spurs fans would hate to see him leave, the money the club would get from Kane’s departure would help new boss Ange Postecoglou bring in some of his favoured transfer targets.