Amid mounting speculation Real Madrid’s president Florentino Perez has said that the club has no intention of signing Harry Kane.
Perez said that even if the club were considering making an enquiry he expects that Tottenham Hotspur would value the player at around £220 million, a world-record transfer fee.
Speaking to radio station Cadena COPE earlier in the week Perez said, “Signing Harry Kane has not passed through my head. He is a great player and in addition he is young. He has many years to progress, but we are delighted with [Karim] Benzema and with all of the team.”
Despite his words about Benzema, the player has contributed to just one league goal this season as part of a struggling Real Madrid attack. Conversely, Kane has scored 17 times in 16 games for club and country since the start of the season.
Kane’s impressive form has led to speculation that the 24 year old may join Real Madrid in the future, following the likes of Luka Modric and Gareth Bale who made the move from north London to Spain in recent years.
The speculation over Kane’s future grew last week when Ramon Calderon, Real Madrid’s former president, said that he expected the club to try and sign Kane in order to maintain their position at the top of European football.
Meanwhile Real Madrid’s star forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been named Best FIFA Men’s Player for the second year in a row. Ronaldo received 43.16% of the total votes and was given the award earlier this week at a ceremony in London.
When accepting the reward Ronaldo said, “Thank you a lot, to the guys who voted for me, Real supporters, my team-mates, my coach, my president, I have to thank them too.”