Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla and MARCA report that Tottenham and Real Madrid are on the verge of agreeing on a transfer for Harry Kane.
However, Fabrizio Romano, the world’s go-to transfer guru, hasn’t published anything about the speculation. Nor has the Athletic, despite some sources saying it has.
Romano would be all over this story if negotiations were advancing as Pedulla says they are. But he hasn’t uttered a word about the potential transfer. Until he does, Tottenham supporters should remain optimistic.
The speculative report suggests Real Madrid and Tottenham’s top brass met on Wednesday to discuss the prospective transfer.
While the reports are devoid of reputable verification, Kane leaving for Real Madrid does make sense.
Karim Benzema signed for Saudi Arabian team Al-Ittihad on an initial three-year deal earlier in the week, increasing the allure for Kane, who would be Madrid’s go-to goalscoring source.
In addition, the Galacticos just confirmed the signing of wunderkind Jude Bellingham, further enticing Spurs’ talisman.
Kane and Bellingham have undeniable chemistry for the Three Lions, making it more challenging for Spurs’ all-time goalscoring leader to brush off Madrid’s advances.
Tottenham is purportedly asking for over £110 million, while Madrid’s initial offer was for a reported £80 to £90 million with add-ons and bonuses.
It feels to me that outrageously undercuts Kane’s value. He shouldn’t be sold for anything less than £150 million. That’s my personal opinion on the topic.
If the dreaded speculation is true, which it certainly isn’t at this stage, Kane’s journey at Spurs would end after 14 years. He signed a scholarship contract with Tottenham in 2009 at the tender age of 16.
Kane has 213 Premier League goals with Tottenham, just 48 shy of eclipsing Alan Shearer’s 260, which would make him the Premier League’s all-time top scorer. He has the most Premier League goals for the same club.
While moving to Real Madrid would jeopardize breaking that record, Kane wouldn’t be overly concerned when he hoists his first club trophy aloft.
There’s still a chance that moment comes at Tottenham. Fingers crossed negotiations, if they’re happening, go south.