Tottenham star Harry Kane sensationally linked with Barcelona

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur during a Tottenham Hotspur Training Session ahead of of the UEFA Champions League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan on November 27, 2018 in...

The 25-year-old Spurs and England striker was said to be on Real Madrid's radar but a new report says their La Liga arch-rivals are now considering a move.

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 2-0 during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on...

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has sensationally emerged as a transfer target for Barcelona, according to a report.

Since breaking into the senior setup at Spurs, the 25-year-old has developed into one of the Europe's top strikers, recording 153 goals in just 233 games, plus 24 assists.

Kane has also earned the captain's armband at England level, steered his nation to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup, won the Golden Boot and scored 20 goals in just 35 games.

 

With such an illustrious CV at a relatively young age, it's no surprise that Kane is often linked with some of the biggest football clubs in the world.

One such club is Real Madrid - according to a November report in Spanish outlet OK Diario, Los Blancos see the Englishman as one of several potential replacements for Karim Benzema.

However, another report has now emerged sensationally linking Kane to Real's biggest rivals, Barcelona.

The Daily Star claims that the Blaugrana - who Spurs face away in the Champions League on Tuesday - are seeking a long-term heir to Luis Suarez, now approaching the twilight of his career.

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur looks dejected after Barcelona's second goal during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Barcelona at Wembley...

Kane is rumoured to be top of the La Liga club's shortlist, though Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe, Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann and Everton’s Richarlison are also believed to be on the radar of the Catalan outfit.

Interestingly, Barcelona signed the only other English incumbent World Cup Golden Boot winner in Gary Lineker back in 1986, although his trajectory was the opposite to that which Kane would take as he would go on to join Spurs from Barca.

The Catalan giants snapped up Lineker just after he had won the accolade of top goalscorer at the 1986 World Cup - can they effectively repeat history and secure the services of his fellow Englishman, the Russia 2018 Golden Boot winner, just months after picking up the prize?

3rd October 2018, Wembley Stadium, London England; UEFA Champions League football, Tottenham Hotspur versus Barcelona; Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur shoots to score his sides 1st goal in...

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