Former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur striker Dimitar Berbatov has urged Harry Kane to ignore interest from Real Madrid.
Tottenham Hotspur superstar and England captain Harry Kane should turn deaf ears to interest from European champions Real Madrid, according to former Spurs and Manchester United forward Dimitar Berbatov, as reported by the Daily Star.
The La Liga giants are in the market for new additions to their frontline, following the shock departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus earlier this summer. Ronaldo’s exit, coupled with the struggles of Karim Benzema in front of goal last season, has left Madrid in dire need of attacking reinforcements this summer.
And Kane has been rumoured to be one of the many options that the Merengues are looking at, in order to replace the Portuguese maverick, along with Paris Saint-Germain’s Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani.
The England captain has been constantly linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu in the recent past, having established himself as one of the most lethal marksmen across Europe. The 25-year old has plundered 140 goals in 213 appearances for the North London outfit and has won the Premier League Golden Boot award two seasons in the running in 2015-16 and 2016-17.
The last season saw Kane bag 41 goals in 48 appearances across all competitions, following which he led England to the semifinals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer, netting six goals in the competition and winning the Golden Boot in the process. His exploits for club and country have prompted Madrid to consider breaking the bank in order to secure his signature.
However, Berbatov, who had a two-year stint with Spurs between 2006 and 2008 before he went on to join Manchester United, has suggested that the Englishman should ignore the European champions’ overtures and focus on leading his boyhood club to silverware instead.
Speaking to Betfair (h/t Daily Star), the former Bulgarian international said,“I don’t see Kane leaving for Real Madrid, not at this current moment. The club will have a new stadium soon which shows ambition to him and the squad is building on top of their foundation. He’ll stay and fight for silverware for now, but further in the future, I cannot be sure.”
Along with Los Blancos, Kane has been linked with a move to Berbatov’s former employers Manchester United as well in the past. However, he still has six years left on his contract with Tottenham and with the club set to kickstart a new era at their newly-constructed stadium, it is extremely unlikely that the 25-year old will be leaving the North London club this summer.