Real Madrid to step up Harry Kane pursuit after Karim Benzema exit


Following the confirmation of Karim Benzema’s exit, Real Madrid is preparing to intensify its chase of Harry Kane of Tottenham, according to multiple news sources.

In a news conference on Saturday, Benzema was expected to reveal his decision to leave Real, but he held his cards close to his chest. Later, it was believed that Benzema had made the decision to remain in Madrid for at least another season.

The Frenchman changed his mind, though, and Real announced on Sunday that the seasoned striker would leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer after 14 seasons there.

Kane has been named as Carlo Ancelotti’s favoured successor for the departing Frenchman, as several news outlets reported earlier this month, and insiders have verified that efforts are being made to attempt to entice Kane to Madrid.

Kane is at the top of a short list of prospective targets that also includes players like Kai Havertz of Chelsea, Victor Osimhen of Napoli, and Joselu of Espanyol, and Real officials are eager to go to the head of the line for his signing.

With only one year remaining on his Tottenham contract, Kane is the subject of interest from both Manchester United and Bayern Munich, but Real Madrid has entered the competition due to their urgent need for a new striker.

If forced to trade Kane, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy would prefer to work with an international club, which might give Real the advantage.

Kane is only 47 goals behind Alan Shearer in the Premier League’s all-time scoring rankings, so convincing him to leave England is not considered to be a simple feat for Real or any other potential foreign suitors.

Since they will have few choices for the upcoming season without Benzema, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, and Eden Hazard, Real Madrid is preparing to reorganize their forward line this summer.

Only Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo, and 18-year-old Alvaro Rodriguez are now under contract with Real for the upcoming season, requiring Los Blancos to take action this summer.

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