Real Madrid 'monitoring Harry Kane' as Karim Benzema replacement

Stuart Telford
Stuart Telford
  • 18 Mar 2023 14:42 GMT
  • 3 min read
Harry Kane, Tottenham, 2022/23

Real Madrid are keeping tabs on Harry Kane's situation at Tottenham Hotspur, according to reports.

Real are in the market for a new striker, with Karim Benzema coming towards the end of his career; Endrick only at the very start of his, with a big gap left at No.9 in between.

Benzema will get another season at the Bernabeu, but he has already missed 13 games with injury in the current campaign. Brazilian prodigy Endrick will join in a €72 million transfer from Palmeiras, but not until the summer of 2024 when he turns 18.

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It leaves Madrid feeling uneasy with their options at No.9, whilst they know they will have to break the bank to reignite Kylian Mbappe's transfer from Paris Saint-Germain.

Kane will also cost a significant amount, but turning 30 on his next birthday and out of contract in 2024 could both drive down his price, and Real are considering a move.

Key advantage

"They believe [Spurs chairman Daniel] Levy would prefer to sell abroad if Kane leaves at all," report the Daily Mail. "And, of course, they could wait and agree a pre-contract next January to sign him for free if the Tottenham talisman refuses to extend his current deal."

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Real have been linked with a host of striker in recent weeks in months, with Kane's Tottenham teammate Richarlison considered a realistic option, while Romelu Lukaku - currently back on loan with Inter Milan from Chelsea - is another option.

Manchester United and Bayern Munich remain front-runners for Kane's signature, but Kane might enjoy a spell in Spain, where he could be confident of adding trophies to his already glittering goal record.

Real have a rich history of English players succeeding in Spain, including Steve McManaman, David Beckham and Michael Owen, and it could be an exciting fit if Kane decided to be the next.