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Real Madrid ‘really like’ Bundesliga hitman – report
Randal Kolo Muani became a household name overnight last December, particularly on the night France faced Argentina in the final of the FIFA World Cup. The French side ended up on the losing end, but it was Kolo Muani who had a staggering chance to net the winner in the final minute.
Yet, if one were to turn back the clock and re-witness the final in Qatar, it would not take long to realise that the 24-year-old’s introduction in the 41st minute brought France back into the game. When coupled with his numbers at the club level, the youngster’s CV is promising.
According to reports from Santi Aouna (via Madrid Xtra), Real Madrid really like Kolo Muani. However, there is nothing advanced at the moment.
While the club have considered his name in the past, the operation promises to be a complicated affair because of his exorbitant price tag.
The 24-year-old has made 31 Bundesliga appearances for Eintracht Frankfurt this season, scoring 14 goals and providing 11 assists in the process. Further, he averages 1.3 key passes per game and has created 11 big chances.
Kolo Muani’s contract with the German side runs until the summer of 2027. Eintracht Frankfurt are aware of the market value of top-quality forwards and thus will not permit him to leave unless a significant offer arrives.
Los Blancos are already on the lookout for their next big striker, especially considering that the next season could be Karim Benzema’s final term at the club.
Dusan Vlahovic, Harry Kane and Goncalo Ramos are said to be prime contenders to arrive at the Bernabeu in June, but the club will first have to decide their stance on Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.
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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.