Series of Spanish scouts make Madrid keen on Real deal Harry Kane
Harry Kane’s sensational season has attracted the interest of Spanish giants Real Madrid, with the reigning European champions scouting Tottenham’s in-form striker on three occasions during the current campaign, according to reports.
Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs, 7/2 with Coral for a top four finish, have been boosted in their hunt for a Champions League spot thanks to the outstanding scoring exploits of their superb striker Kane.
The 21-year-old has brilliantly burst on to the scene at White Hart Lane this term, firing in an incredible 22 goals already in his 34 outings for Tottenham, including a recent match-winning brace against Arsenal in the north London derby.
Kane has gained admirers throughout Europe after his super showings, including Roy Hodgson, who is set to call the Spurs starlet up to his senior England squad for an upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania, and an international friendly with Italy.
However, the ferocious forward’s main admirers seem to be La Liga title hopefuls Madrid, with the Galacticos having reportedly sent scouts to watch north London’s promising poacher in recent Premier League clashes.
As well as his derby day double, Kane bagged a brilliant brace against league leaders Chelsea in an emphatic 5-3 Spurs victory over Jose Mourinho’s men on New Year’s Day, proving he can produce potent performances regularly against the big clubs.
With Pochettino’s European hopefuls facing Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool tonight in a crucial clash in the fight for a top four place, it can be expected that Spanish scouts may be on hand again to view Kane’s latest outing for the capital club at Anfield.
A potential Spanish switch from north London to the famous white of Madrid has become a familiar sight in recent years, with Tottenham having sold on some of their world class stars to Los Blancos before.
Gareth Bale was the last player to swap White Hart Lane for the Bernabeu in 2013, sealing a world record £85m deal to join Carlo Ancelotti’s Spanish giants following his former Spurs team-mate Luka Madric, who had previously moved a year before the Welsh wizard.
Madrid’s current attacking line-up features some ageing stars, and Ancelotti could be keen to take Kane on board following his terrific top-flight displays for Tottenham this term.
Next up for Spurs is a trip to Merseyside, where Kane will aim to add to his four strikes in two previous league appearances and help his ambitious team to claim fourth spot.
The clinical centre forward is 16/1 to finish top scorer in the Premier League, having already netted as many league goals as Arsenal counterpart Aleix Sanchez, and more than Robin van Persie and Wilfried Bony.