Manchester United has abandoned its pursuit of Harry Kane, the star forward for Tottenham Hotspur, which might be a significant boost for Real Madrid
In order to replace Karim Benzema, who has joined Al Ittihad in Saudi Arabia, Kane is Real Madrid’s main target this summer. However, Manchester United, which was also interested in signing the England captain as they search for a top-notch No. 9, presented a difficult challenge for the Merengues.
Even if the 29-year-old would have been happy to play for Manchester United, the report claims that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy does not want to trade Kane to a rival Premier League team. Rasmus Hojlund of Atalanta is therefore being considered by the Red Devils as a backup plan, opening the door for Real Madrid to make a move for England captain Harry Kane. Levy is believed to be demanding €115 million for his star scorer, who scored 32 goals during the 2022–23 season.
However, there is some optimism in the Madrid side that Manchester United’s withdrawal from the competition may result in a decrease in the asking price, perhaps to below €100 million.
Kane will be 30 next month, and Florentino Perez believes it will be challenging to amortise his move, therefore Real Madrid is apparently trying to close the deal for approximately €80 million and are not prepared to shatter the €100 million barrier for Kane.
The fact that Manchester United dropped out of the running does help Los Blancos in their pursuit of Kane. It remains to be seen whether Perez & co. are successful in working out a deal with Levy, which will be a very difficult task on its own.
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