Former Liverpool striker Peter Crouch has coaxed Harry Kane to remain at Tottenham Hotspur and resist any urge to join Real Madrid.
As quoted by Daily Mail, Peter Crouch has urged Harry Kane to snub any interest from Real Madrid and stay put at Tottenham Hotspur. The former Liverpool striker added that the England captain must cement his legacy at Spurs, resisting any temptation to join Los Blancos.
Kane has gone on to establish himself as one of the best strikers in the world since enjoying his breakthrough campaign with Tottenham Hotspur in 2014/15. Over the past seven seasons or so, the 27-year-old has been the single-most influential figure for club and country, while constantly being one of the most prolific players in England.
Till date, Kane has turned out 316 times for Tottenham, with a tally of 207 goals and 44 assists to show for his efforts. However, the player’s status of being one of the best strikers in the game at present has often attracted him to a number of big-name clubs across Europe. One such club are Real Madrid.
While the Merengues have not shown any interest in Kane recently, he is the kind of profile that they are targeting right now. With Karim Benzema on the wrong side of 30 and having no successor at the club, Real Madrid are in desperate need to lay down the succession plan for the Frenchman.
The likes of Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe have been heavily linked with the Spanish outfit, but someone like Kane could be the ideal replacement for Benzema as well, seeing as he is approaching the peak years of his career. However, former Liverpool superstar Peter Crouch reckons Kane ought to snub Real Madrid.
As quoted by Daily Mail, the ex-Liverpool striker said, “I think if you win something at Tottenham, it is going to mean 10 times more than going to Real Madrid and winning something. Sometimes the grass isn’t always greener. He’s a top player and he deserves the best so nobody can begrudge him anything if he wants to move.”
“But I just feel like if he thinks there’s a chance of winning something at Tottenham, I think it would mean far more to him than if he went somewhere and perhaps won a league title in a different country. Whereas at Tottenham, if he finishes there or he manages to win something there, they’ll have a statue built for him, wouldn’t they?”
Crouch’s words do make sense, especially with Tottenham already vying for trophies under Jose Mourinho. The north Londoners are in the Carabao Cup final and are alive in every other competition they are a part of as well, with the former Real Madrid manager seemingly instilling an unforeseen fighting spirit in Spurs’ squad.
However, having been urged to join Real Madrid previously by Jonathan Woodgate, Crouch’s stance directly contradicts that. It will be interesting to see what Kane opts for if Real Madrid do make a move for him in the future.