Report: Spurs star Harry Kane seen as potential Karim Benzema heir

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur during the Tottenham Hotspur training session at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on November 8, 2018 in Enfield, England.

A report suggests that the Tottenham Hotspur and England striker is once again on Real Madrid's radar alongside Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi.

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park on November 10, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

In Harry Kane, both Tottenham Hotspur and England boast one of the best strikers currently playing professional football.

The 25-year-old has firmly established himself as one of Europe's premier marksmen over the past few years, and has already racked up 150 goals in 229 appearances for Spurs.

At international level, Kane received some criticism for failing to score from open play in the knockout stages of the World Cup, despite helping the Three Lions to the semi-finals and winning the Golden Boot along the way.

 

But all is good between Kane and the England faithful once again after his two assists in the 3-2 win over Spain and the winner against Croatia in the Nations League, so he can rest easy in that respect.

Back to Spurs, however, there is one constant nagging worry which has resurfaced once again the form of speculation linking the Premier League hotshot to Real Madrid.

Reports claiming that Los Blancos are set to make a record bid for the striker have been knocking about for more than a year now and, as long as his stock remains high, they will probably not go away easily.

The latest speculation comes as Real are having a season to forget, sitting a lowly sixth in the La Liga table - albeit just four points behind leaders Barcelona - after Julen Lopetegui's ill-fated tenure at the Bernabeu.

Karim Benzema of Real Madrid looks on during the La Liga match between RC Celta de Vigo and Real Madrid CF at Abanca Balaidos Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Vigo, Spain

According to Spanish outlet OK Diario, the European champions are looking for a long-term successor to Karim Benzema, who despite already scoring 10 goals this season, is turning 31 next month.

The report declares Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi as Real's preferred option, the Argentine boasting a superb 117 goals in 195 games for the Nerazzurri but potentially open to a switch given his club's lack of silverware in recent years.

However, Kane is still believed to be very much still on Real's radar and, with president Florentino Perez having precedent in pulling off transfer coups and potentially eager to deliver a signal of intent following their poor season so far, there remains scope for worry.

Harry Kane of England during the UEFA Nations League A group four match between England and Croatia at Wembley Stadium on November 18, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

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