In Focus: Tottenham Hotspur will struggle to match Real Madrid wages for Kane

Tottenham Hotspur are willing to discuss the possibility of a new contract for Harry Kane following reported interest from Real Madrid, according to The Gambling Times.

What’s the word?

Kane has been hitting the headlines of late for his prolific form, which has seen him score 13 goals for club and country in September alone.

The 24-year-old has proven that he can stand out on the European stage as well as domestic by netting a hat-trick – his sixth in 2017 – during a recent victory over APOEL in the Champions League.

It seems that Spanish giants Real Madrid have taken note, and according to Don Balon, the club are prepared to splash £177m on the striker.

The Gambling Times report that this has caused Tottenham to rethink their position and are even considering opening talks over a new contract with Kane, despite the forward putting pen to paper on a fresh five-year deal just 10 months ago.

Will wages be a problem?

It is well known now that the North London club pay fairly modest wages compared to the so-called ‘big’ clubs of the Premier League.

The London Evening Standard claims that Kane and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris are the highest earners among the Spurs squad on around £100,000 per week.

It is highly likely that Madrid would offer a more lucrative salary if Kane was to have his head turned.

It is worth stressing that the striker has made no public suggestions that he is considering a move to the Bernabeu, but if it came down to money, then Spurs could have a problem.

Chairman Daniel Levy is a shrewd businessman, but he may need to rethink his pay structure in order to keep the club’s best player.

Tottenham have an advantage over Madrid in that Kane worked his way through the club’s academy, therefore has an emotional connection to Spurs.

However, the hitman is ambitious and no-one could blame him for following in Gareth Bale’s footsteps in search of silverware.