In Focus: Spurs face a conundrum if Real Madrid launch Kane player exchange offer

According to reports in Spanish media outlet Diario Gol, Real Madrid are determined to sign in-form Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane next summer and are willing to offer Spurs three players in exchange for the England international.

What’s the word, then?

Well, Diario Gol says that Real president Florentino Perez wants to bring Kane to the Bernabeu, but he knows that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is a tough negotiator and the 24-year-old won’t be allowed to leave for less than €200m (approximately £179m).

Diario Gol says that the La Liga giants would be better equipped than the north London outfit to win trophies and that Kane is aware of this, with Perez ready to offer former Spurs star Gareth Bale and striker Karim Benzema in exchange for Kane in order to try and reduce the cash cost.

The report adds that if Tottenham were to reject that, Real would also consider adding another ex-Spurs player into the equation in the form of Luka Modric as the Croatian is now 33 years of age and someone like Mateo Kovacic is ready to take his position.

Why do Real want Kane so badly?

Simply put, he is one of the best goalscorers on the planet right now.

With Cristiano Ronaldo getting no younger the La Liga giants need to start looking for a replacement that has the potential to make a similar impact to the Portuguese superstar, and with 110 goals in 174 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham and 12 in 23 caps for England, Kane is consistently proving what an influential player he is.

The fact that he can score all types of goals is also a huge plus, and he is already a talisman for club and country.

Could Spurs be tempted by the offer?

It would probably come down to whether Kane tried to force a move, but the club should stay strong.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino certainly wouldn’t want to lose the striker as he looks to be the key to Spurs challenging in the Premier League and in Europe over the course of the next few years.

However, if the 24-year-old wanted to leave and the north London outfit could get Bale, Modric and Benzema in exchange next summer, it would be a difficult deal to turn down.