It was two years ago that Real Madrid first began to think about buying Harry Kane.
As Cristiano Ronaldo made a move across Europe to join Juventus, there became a sudden need for a new goalscoring Galactico.
They looked at the very elite—Neymar Jr., Kylian Mbappe and Eden Hazard were all there. Robert Lewandowski, too. But so was Tottenham striker Kane.
Intermediaries working on behalf of Madrid reached out at that time to get a feel of what it would take to land Kane, but the answer was not welcoming. Spurs valued him at £200 million, and, more than that, chairman Daniel Levy wasn’t keen on talking even at that price.
Chairman Levy believes he owns one of world football’s most complete strikers, and the message being delivered by sources around the club right now is that even in these difficult times, he’ll take some persuading to budge on Kane’s valuation.
But with Kane, sources say it’s difficult to see Spurs changing their stance. At the very lowest, they think Spurs would expect £150 million for him.
He has always been careful with cash at Tottenham, but that is why some sources feel that could lead to Kane leaving. How will he match Kane’s ambition?