Carlo Ancelotti demands Real Madrid sign £100m Harry Kane amid Karim Benzema confusion
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has demanded that Los Blancos sign Harry Kane this summer amid ongoing speculation surrounding the future of Karim Benzema.
Carlo Ancelotti identified the England no.9 as the successor to Karim Benzema, who is considering a mammoth offer from Saudi Arabia to join former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo in the middle east, and has asked the club to pull out all of the stops to make a deal happen.
Benzema, now 35 years old, was reportedly on the verge of joining Saudi Arabia side Al-Ittihad, only to later brand the rumours ‘internet talks’, leaving everyone uncertain as to where his future lies beyond the final day.
Contracted to the club until 2024, he could well yet stay, but with the Frenchman increasingly injury prone it seems clear that an alternative is needed.
Los Blancos have already agreed a deal to bring teenage sensation Endrick to the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer of 2024, when the player turns 18, but require cover in the more short term, and have identified Kane as a potential option due to his contract situation.
Asked about Kane on Saturday, Ancelotti explained: “I have always said that Kane is a great player, but he plays for Tottenham and we have to respect the player and Tottenham.”
Kane is down to the final 12 months of his contract in north London, meaning that this is the last chance Tottenham will have to generate any income for the academy talent who has scored 30 goals in the Premier League this season, and in turn potentially handing interested parties a bargain.
If they do sell, they are keen to sell outside of the Premier League amid interest from Manchester United, something that the striker himself may disagree with as he looks to chase down Alan Shearer’s all-time Premier League goal tally of 260.
Already spending over £100m on Jude Bellingham, it is unclear how much the Spanish giants will have to try and tempt the Lilywhites into a sale this summer.