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Mitchell Fretton
Harry Kane could be on his way to Real Madrid this summer
Harry Kane could be on his way to Real Madrid this summer

Real Madrid are on the hunt for a new striker following the departure of Karim Benzema to Al-Ittihad and Harry Kane could be the perfect fit.

The Tottenham talisman is entering the final year of his contract in North London but may leave Spurs this summer if the price is right.

Chairman Daniel Levy is reportedly holding out for a fee in excess of £100million that would see Kane depart after over a decade at the club.

With the transfer window soon set to open, we take a look at how the No10 could succeed in Spain.

Goals galore

Kane has been one of the Premier League's most consistent performers and he would likely have no problem scoring goals in LaLiga.

He tallied 30 top-flight strikes this term for the second time in his career — last doing so back in 2017-18 under Mauricio Pochettino.

Across the last nine seasons, Kane has hit fewer than 20 goals in only three campaigns and has scored over 25 on four occasions.

Harry Kane hit 30 Premier League goals this season
Harry Kane hit 30 Premier League goals this season

A smart move

Former Tottenham and England striker Darren Bent believes Kane should prioritise a move to Madrid over Manchester United and keep his Spurs legacy intact.

Erik ten Hag has reportedly made the 82-cap international his top target this summer, but the ex-pro turned pundit believes a switch to the Spanish capital makes sense for all parties.

Bent said: "[If I was him] I'm going to Real Madrid, [the] opportunity to go and play for someone like Madrid, I don't think you can turn that down.

"I get it, you want to break records. [But] you're already Spurs' all-time top goalscorer, your legacy at that football club is set in stone.

"I think Spurs fans would probably prefer him to go to Real Madrid [than Manchester United]."

Age is just a number

A top club like Real may have reservations about signing someone on the verge of turning 30, but Kane has never relied on his speed to thrive.

In recent years, the three-time Golden Boot winner has started to drop deeper into more of an attacking midfield role, which could suit the style of play at the Bernabeu perfectly.

The pace and trickery of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo on the wings would give Kane the opportunity to forge a relationship on the pitch similar to his link-up with South Korean star Heung-Min Son.

It is a partnership that has made the duo the most formidable pairing in Premier League history, combining for over 40 goals in the top flight.

If he can continue to fill the hole between midfield and attack, then Tottenham's all-time top goalscorer will have no problems against Spanish teams who prefer to deploy a low block against Carlo Ancelotti's men.

Harry Kane has been at the heart of Tottenham's attacking play
Harry Kane has been at the heart of Tottenham's attacking play

The hardest choice

If Kane decides to leave, it will be an emotional farewell, but one that would be respected by team-mates, including January signing Pedro Porro.

On a potential move, the Spanish full-back said: "If Kane decides to go to Real Madrid we'll be as happy as he is or more."

Kane's departure would leave his boyhood club in an incredibly vulnerable position, but his quality is worthy of the greatest rewards — which are not on offer at Spurs.


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