Harry Kane might not be the only player to swap North London for Real Madrid this summer, as one of his Tottenham team-mates has made a big admission about playing for the Spanish giants.
Kane recently emerged as Carlo Ancelotti’s favoured option to replace Karim Benzema up front. That comes after Benzema decided against extending his Madrid contract by a year and instead joined Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad on a lucrative deal.
Kane could well be up for moving to Madrid as it would give him the chance to finally end his hunt for silverware by potentially winning the Champions League, La Liga or Copa del Rey next term. He may have to give up on his hunt for the all-time Premier League scoring record, but after seeing the kind of immortality shining for Madrid has given Luka Modric, he could be tempted to try out a new challenge in Spain.Los Blancos appear to be the main suitors for the England striker, too. On Wednesday, The Guardian revealed how Manchester United have abandoned their hunt for him as they do not want to be forced into overpaying by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.
Madrid must now decide whether they want to sign Kane or Paris Saint-Germain attacker Kylian Mbappe. The latter might be available for transfer this summer after revealing he will not be extending his contract until 2025, with his current deal set to expire in 2024.
Kane could be followed to Madrid by fellow Spurs striker Richarlison. The 26-year-old is currently on international duty, preparing for Brazil’s friendlies against Guinea and Senegal.
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When asked about a potential switch to Madrid, Richarlison did not shut the move down. Instead, he revealed how he, just like most players in the world, ‘dreams’ of playing for the 14-time European champions.
“Real Madrid links? Of course, every player wants to wear the shirt of Real Madrid,” he said (via the Express). “It’s the biggest club in the world. But I have a club, a contract, I have to prove why it they bought me for a high price. But any player dreams of playing for Real Madrid.”
Tottenham player in big Real Madrid hint
Richarlison does well not to get too carried away here and remembers to mention his Spurs contract, which suggests he is not actively pushing for a switch to Madrid. However, it is certainly a worrying sign for new Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou.
It seems that if Madrid come calling for Richarlison in the future, he will jump at the chance to sign for them.
Richarlison’s poor scoring record this term may have ruled him out of the race to succeed from Benzema at Madrid. Since joining Spurs from Everton last summer in a £60m deal, the player has only managed three goals in 35 appearances. And just one of those strikes came in the league.
Despite this disappointing form, Richarlison is still sometimes linked with some of the biggest clubs in Europe, including Madrid. The main reason for this is his tally for Brazil, which stands at 20 goals in 42 caps. Three of those goals came at the Qatar World Cup, which shows Richarlison can still find the back of the net in big matches