Rumours in British media suggests Los Blancos are monitoring 24-year-old’s progress with North London giants
Harry Kane, once considered as a striker who would not be able to make it to the top with four average loan seasons, is now undoubtedly the best in England, and one of the best in Europe.
The 24-year-old has already 13 goals in his last nine games for Tottenham Hotspur, and it came as no surprise when there were rumours in the British media that reigning European champions Real Madrid will bid more than £150 million for the star striker in the next transfer window.
While those rumours seem a bit premature, but it is something which cannot be neglected, and one should admit Kane to Real makes sense as well, and here is why.
To begin with, Real let young Alvaro Morata leave for Chelsea in the summer, who played a crucial role in the white’s glorious season which means in his absence, the only experienced striker is Karim Benzema.
But Benzema is having serious problems – both in terms of scoring goals and with fitness as well.
In his absence, manager Zinedine Zidane tried to play Cristiano Ronaldo upfront with Isco on the left, but at times Ronaldo does not look at ease in that position.
There is another alternative option of striker Real academy product Borja Mayoral, but he is too young to be trusted as the player to take Real forward in the absence of crucial strikers.
All the reasons above makes one realise that Kane to Real Madrid is a deal which cannot be ruled out. However, this leads us to another question which is: will Kane be successful at Santiago Bernabéu? And the answer is absolutely.
Many will argue that English player historically have never been proven a real force in La Liga, but people with this argument need to understand few things.
First is that Kane is unlike English forwards of the recent past. He is someone who is physically strong and can prove to be a real force in the air – something which suits this Madrid team built around strength and power of athletes like Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos, Toni Kroos and Casemiro.
Another thing people should not forget is that Kane is a quality striker as he has already scored 36 goals in 31 games in club football in 2017, second best to only Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in Europe.
The London-born striker will create problems for any defenders playing in any league with his pace, precision strike and strength – which he brilliantly showed in the match against Borussia Dortmund, where his goal came with sheer resilience and will to get on the scoring sheet.
At the age of 24, Kane is bound to get better, and with playing in a team which have so many current and future stars in the squad, Kane will get far more opportunities to score than he would’ve had while staying in North London. No matter how good of a team Mauricio Pochettino assembles at Spurs, everyone knows they cannot become Real Madrid overnight.
If that is not enough, Kane also have Tottenham connection waiting for him in Madrid in the form of Bale and Luka Modric, who will make it easier for him to get settled at the club.
In all, Kane to Real does not seem like the matter of ‘if’ anymore. It is the matter of ‘when’, and with Blancos struggling in the season upfront, that time might be closer than we all thought.