Harry Kane has been scouted not once, not twice but three times by Real Madrid, who are once again looking to cash in on their ‘special relationship’ with the north London club.
Said relationship has already cost Spurs Gareth Bale and Luka Modric, and not really given them very much in return. In fact, there is no denying that bar a chunk of cash going the way of Daniel Levy, Spurs had not really benefited from the relationship at all before putting it under review.
You may have thought that Los Blancos would send their squad players to Spurs on loan a la Chelsea and their feeder clubs, but that has not been the case. The deal, thus far, has been woeful for Spurs and now Kane is looking like being the latest in a growing line of players to be linked with the Spanish capital – and despite the partnership reportedly being cancelled, the links between the two clubs remain – and Kane is the man of the moment.
Fabio Coentrao and Jese have been linked with moves in the other direction, the latter on loan, but that does not mean they will come to pass. Nor are they anywhere near the level of Modric or Bale.
Kane could of course easily be a one season wonder – but looks like the real deal and has an improved contract with his current employers to prove it – but as we saw with Liverpool’s Luis Suarez, a new deal does not guarantee safety from the clutches of footballing giants like Real Madrid or Barcelona.
Spurs fans would predictably go mad should Kane be sold – for any amount of money – and quite rightly. You would have to think that Levy and the board would not let it happen – but when it comes to Real Madrid, the Champions of Europe have proven anything is possible.