Real Madrid set to mount SHOCKING £177m bid to sign world's best striker!Published October 04, 2017
Real Madrid are on the hunt for a new striker next summer, as Zinedine Zidane looks to shuffle his pack at the end of the season.
The former Los Blancos midfielder was already a club legend, but he has enhanced his reputation by becoming the first coach to win back to back Champions League titles while clinching the LaLiga crown for the first time in five years last season.
Most remarkably, Zidane has barely made a splash in the transfer market since taking over in January 2016. Instead, he has instilled a real sense of belief in a talented squad of players and his man-management skills have been lauded.
But it seems his approach could be about to change, with one of the world’s best strikers in his sights. Don Balon suggest Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane could be a target in a £177million deal, with Cristiano Ronaldo turning 33 in December and continuing to decline and Karim Benzema far from as prolific as he has been previously.
Spurs are no strangers to negotiating with Real Madrid, with the Spanish giants signing two of their best players over the last five years. Luka Modric joined in 2012, with Gareth Bale making the switch a year later. Mauricio Pochettino said last week that he was ‘in love’ with the England man and he certainly would not want to lose him at any price. Although Kane is a Tottenham fan and ‘one of their own’ according to the other supporters, often when Real Madrid come calling, it is almost impossible to turn them down.
Kane has been consistently one of the best for the last three years now, scoring 30 or more goals in each season. Although he didn’t score in August, as he never does, he has reached double figures for club and country already this term. The general consensus is he is going to break Alan Shearer’s all time Premier League goalscoring record of 260 if he stays fit and in England. He is currently on just over 80, but obviously a move to the Santiago Bernabeu would likely end his chances of reaching the Newcastle United legend.
With Real struggling to score goals so far this season, signing Kane would be a huge coup. It will cost them a lot of money but, given his love for Spurs and with the Premier League at his mercy, getting the deal done will take all of their powers of persuasion.