Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane has told Real Madrid that he will join the Spanish club if they meet his list of demands, according to Diario Gol.
Barely a day goes by when Kane is not linked with a move to the Bernabeu.
The striker’s stunning form, which led him to top the scoring charts in Europe by the end of 2017, is bound to attract attention from other clubs.
Kane has not publicly entertained a move to Madrid, but according to reports in Spain, the 24-year-old is privately considering a switch.
Diario Gol reports that the England international has told club president Florentino Perez that he will only ponder a move if certain conditions are met.
Kane reportedly wants Zinedine Zidane to be sacked as manager, and has also allegedly requested that Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema be axed.
Current Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is believed to be at the top of the striker’s list of replacements for Zidane.
All stories of this nature should be taken with a pinch of salt, but there is no denying that nowadays footballers have much more of a say than they used to.
The astronomical wages and marketing pull that certain players have gives them much more control.
Many fans adopt the saying that ‘no one player is bigger than the club’, but there have been reported instances of teams dislodging managers.
If it is true that Kane has made these demands to one of the world’s biggest clubs, then player power has gone way too far.
Give and take is normal for any negotiation, but telling a club to change coaches or drop some of their star players is ludicrous.