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Harry Kane Reportedly Real Madrid's Target to Replace Cristiano Ronaldo

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03:  Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on January 3, 2016 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)
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Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistJanuary 7, 2016

Real Madrid are reportedly interested in Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane as a potential replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo if the Portuguese superstar leaves the club in the coming years, per Sam Wallace of the Telegraph.

Los Blancos reportedly took interest in Kane a year ago when he scored seven goals in an eight-game stretch, and Wallace noted that "although there is no prospect of a sale this month, he is regarded as the kind of player who would suit their acquisition policy of the ­biggest emerging names in Europe."

Kane, 22, burst onto the scene last year, scoring 21 goals in 34 Premier League appearances for Spurs. He's continued his torrid scoring pace, scoring 11 goals in 20 starts this season. His form last year led to interest from Manchester United, per Wallace, but selling to a club like Real Madrid rather than moving him domestically would make more sense for Spurs.

Of course, keeping Kane for the foreseeable future is Tottenham's top priority, as he's easily the club's top star and its most important player. But if Kane is to depart, Real Madrid—which also added Gareth Bale and Luka Modric from Spurs in recent years on the transfer market—would be a logical destination. 

Given Kane's age and his goalscoring prowess, he's sure to be a top target for several top clubs in the coming years. Tottenham will likely have to break the bank to keep him in north London.   


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