Three days ago, we carried a report from AS, who claimed that Tottenham Hotspur demanded €250m from Real Madrid to sanction Christian Eriksen’s sale last summer.
At that time, the Denmark international had two years left on his contract and there’s been no renewal since.
It’s well known Daniel Levy is a tough negotiator and if you’re wondering what price he would quote for Harry Kane, who still has over five years left on his contract, today’s edition of AS give their version of that truth.
Following Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure, Los Blancos have struggled to score as much as they did when the Portuguese forward was at the club, and to strengthen the attack, they’ve identified the 25-year-old as a target for next season.
Before Christmas, a senior executive from the Spanish club approach the north London side to probe the price for the striker and in response, they received a ‘more discouraging and more dissuasive’ reply – €350m.
Levy is aware of Madrid’s’ anguish after Ronaldo’s exit and knows they will invest heavily in the summer, which is why he is prepared.
Tottenham, on the other hand, are not in a hurry and they would like to retain Kane and their manager, Mauricio Pochettino as they head into a new project.
This sounds very much like AS giving another reason why Kane just isn’t a realistic prospect.