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Carlo Ancelotti prioritising Harry Kane as Real Madrid’s new striker
There is no secret that Real Madrid are after a new attacker in the coming summer, as they look to shore up their options in the goalscoring department.
As part of their plans, Real Madrid are closely assessing La Liga for a new striker, presumably a low-cost option who can momentarily serve as the alternative for Karim Benzema. But Real Madrid might also go for a top player this summer.
To that end, Diario AS suggests Carlo Ancelotti is strongly favouring a move for Harry Kane. During his time in the Premier League, the Real Madrid manager was able to closely follow the striker’s development.
Ancelotti believes Kane could be the ideal player to provide competition to Benzema. Aged 29, he is also at the peak of his career and could prove to be the solution to Real Madrid’s goalscoring department in the years to come.
Kane should also be available in the market this summer, as his current deal at Spurs expires in 2024. The Englishman is not happy with Spurs’ performances this season, so a move away from North London could be in the offing.
Real Madrid have had a hard time negotiating with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, though. But the Spurs boss may have a moral obligation to let Kane go this summer, which in turn, plays into the hands of Los Blancos.
That said, Real Madrid faces a major dilemma as the club have primarily targeted a 2024 move for Erling Haaland. The report makes it clear that the Spanish giants will not make any move this summer that may impact their chances of signing Haaland next year.
With that in mind, signing Kane might not be the most prudent option as the Norwegian might be put off by the competition from the English international. In that case, Real Madrid may finally end up going after a low-cost option this summer.
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Harry Kane ‘very close’ to completing Real Madrid move, only final details remain – report
Jude Bellingham’s move to Real Madrid was finally closed earlier today as officially confirmed by Borussia Dortmund on their website. Yet, the offices at Santiago Bernabeu have not even taken a break to celebrate their success.
According to reports from Alfredo Pedullà, Los Blancos are now completely focused on the acquisition of Harry Kane. The English striker’s arrival is very close to approaching closure and only a few details remain to be sorted.
The Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur representatives reportedly held a meeting today over the striker’s transfer. The agenda was to agree on a number for the transfer fee.
The Premier League side began the proceedings with an expectation of €100 to €110 million in exchange for Kane. However, the Merengues suggested a lower point at €80 to €90 million, albeit with the option to include bonuses.
There is not much separating the two parties at the moment, and the minor gap will be bridged in the coming days. Overall, the meeting ended with a broad understanding between the two clubs.
Carlo Ancelotti sees the English striker as the centre-piece of his attack for next season given the recent departure of Karim Benzema. After all, Kane has been one of football’s most consistent goalscorers over the past decade.
Yet, Los Blancos cannot afford to let their guard down with one signing and will need to rope in at least two more names in attack to serve as backup options. The exits of Mariano Diaz, Marco Asensio, and Eden Hazard leave them with no squad depth, after all.
Kane has scored 30, 17, and 23 goals in his last three seasons in the Premier League and is the epitome of consistency. Further, he had three assists in his most recent league season and created 14 big chances.