Harry Kane has emerged as a potential option for Real Madrid lately, amid uncertainties over the future of Karim Benzema.
The Frenchman was expected to extend his contract at Bernabeu until 2024, but Real Madrid now believe the veteran is strongly considering a move to Saudi Arabia, after receiving a lucrative offer from the government.
This has forced Real Madrid to look for attacking options in the market, with Kane emerging as the ideal option.
The Tottenham star was an option for Real Madrid last summer, but a move did not materialise as Daniel Levy had no intention of offloading the star player. This time around, there is a feeling Kane might leave Spurs, with his contract at the club expiring in 2024.
However, according to MARCA, there has been no contact between Real Madrid and Tottenham regarding the sale of Kane. It appears Levy still does not want to negotiate with Los Blancos and get rid of Kane this summer.
Spurs are also not interested in Eden Hazard becoming a part of the deal. Real Madrid, for their part, have accepted that the Belgian will remain at the Bernabeu until the end of next season.
The report also suggests that Real Madrid have shifted their focus in recent weeks. Keeping in mind they will be reinforced by the arrival of Endrick in 2024, the Spanish giants are looking for a short-term option. So it will not come as a surprise to see the club not going after Kane in a fully-fledged manner this summer.
The coming weeks could be crucial as far as both Real Madrid and Kane are concerned. The Englishman, for his part, must either commit one more year to Spurs or leave the club by highlighting the moral obligation Levy had made last summer.
Real Madrid starlet will not return from injury till November – reports
Life at Real Madrid has gotten off to a rather torrid start for Turkish starlet Arda Guler, who has already faced a large number of setbacks since singing for Los Blancos.
Aged just 18, the winger-slash-midfielder has already picked up seven injuries in his senior career, which is cause for serious concern, especially since a couple of them have affected his ligaments – which is always bad news.
Hotly-tipped to be an exciting addition to the Madrid squad going forward, the youngster had to drop out of their pre-season tour early due to a meniscus injury.
This was treated conservatively, but after that did not yield good results, he had to undergo a procedure and seemed set to make the squad against Las Palmas, before another injury setback.
According to Diario AS, the new problem can keep him out for three weeks to a month, which means his Real Madrid debut may have to wait till early November, after the first El Clasico of the season on 28th October.
Guler’s history of fitness problems
In their report, AS also state that the Turkish teenager seems to have a propensity for injuries, accumulating seven of them in his career already.
There is also word going around that his recovery from this meniscus issue was rushed and not handled adequately.
That, combined with a stroke of bad luck means Real Madrid have to be very mindful of how Guler is reintegrated into the squad going forward.
This new injury is reportedly a thigh problem which will also need to be treated with caution.
A special recovery plan
Carlo Ancelotti stated before and after the Las Palmas clash that the plan was for Guler to have some minutes against the Canary Islanders, but he said that genetics, luck and a lack of sharpness have a big part to play in this relapse.
The Italian manager did say that this issue is not as serious, but all signs indicate that there is an urgent need to work on the youngster’s conditioning.
AS thus say that a specific plan has been devised since the summer to enhance Guler’s fitness and his resistance.
This is a programme that is reportedly similar to the one Rodrygo followed when he arrived from Brazil, much thinner than he is today, but without having sacrificed his football qualities.