Real Madrid’s Harry Kane bid
The recent meeting between Real Madrid and Spurs shows how far the English club has come in recent seasons.
Few teams take points off Madrid, even fewer in Madrid itself. Although he didn’t score in the Spanish capital, Harry Kane played a role in Tottenham’s only goal, putting off Raphael Varane enough to force a freak own goal.
The Spanish press were talking up a move for Kane before the match and speculation has only increased after the 1-1 draw. Onda Cero claims that there was a meeting between the two clubs to discuss any possible deal.
— Harry Kane (@HKane) October 17, 2017
While Spurs chairman Daniel Levy didn’t exactly name a price, he made encouraging comments. He said that Spurs definitely wouldn’t sell Kane for any less than the world-record €222 million PSG paid Barcelona for Neymar.
Madrid would prefer not to fork out such a sum for the 24-year-old. Instead, they would like to bring in a world-class player while disposing of squad members they no longer want. Gareth Bale is one of these.
The Welshman was signed from Spurs for a then world-record fee in 2013. He was a success in the short-term, scoring winners in the Copa Del Rey final and the Champions League final in his first season. However, persistent injury problems have prevented him from fulfilling his full potential. The Bernabeu faithful never truly took to him.
Madrid would willing to add in another player with Bale too. Borja Mejoral has been a target for Spurs in the past. Tipped for big things in the future, the 20-year-old is valued at around €30 million.
Would Spurs really part with Kane?
Simply put, Harry Kane is one of the best strikers that Spurs have ever had. What makes his success with the club even sweeter is that he’s an academy product. He’s started the season in cracking form and already has 110 goals in a Spurs shirt. That money is tempting but Tottenham fans may consider their star striker to be priceless.