Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla, the Athletic FC, and MARCA report that Tottenham and Real Madrid are on the verge of agreeing on a transfer for Harry Kane.
While somewhat expected, this news will send shockwaves across the football world. However, everyone, whether they want to admit it or not, knew it was a matter of time before Kane departed Hotspur Way.
It looks like the inevitable could only be delayed for so long. Fabrizio Romano, the world’s go-to transfer guru, hasn’t published anything about the speculation, so there’s still hope for the Tottenham faithful.
However, what hope remains is quickly fading.
The report suggests Real Madrid and Tottenham’s top brass met on Wednesday to discuss the prospective transfer.
Karim Benzema signed for Saudi Arabian team Al-Ittihad on an initial three-year deal earlier in the week, increasing the allure for Kane, who will be Madrid’s go-to goalscoring source.
In addition, the Galacticos just confirmed the signing of wunderkind Jude Bellingham, further enticing Spurs’ talisman.
Kane and Bellingham have undeniable chemistry for the Three Lions, making it almost impossible for Spurs’ all-time goalscoring leader to brush off Madrid’s advances.
Tottenham is asking for over £110 million, while Madrid’s initial offer was for a reported £80 to £90 million with add-ons and bonuses. The final transfer fee hasn’t been disclosed as both teams continue to negotiate.
If the dreaded speculation is true, Kane’s journey at Spurs will end after 14 years at the club. He signed a scholarship contract with Tottenham in 2009 at the tender age of 16.
Kane has 213 Premier League goals with Tottenham, just 47 shy of eclipsing Alan Shearer’s 260, which would make him the Premier League’s all-time top scorer. He has the most Premier League goals for the same club.