After Karim Benzema’s departure from Real Madrid at the end of last season, Los Blancos were put in a tough spot. The Frenchman’s numbers for the club since Cristiano Ronaldo left were simply unreal and replacing him during the course of the summer transfer window was a very difficult task for the Spanish giants.
Real Madrid’s long-running chase for another Frenchman, Kylian Mbappe, is not unknown to anyone who follows the game even on a semi-regular basis. The PSG forward is already a superstar for club and country as he won the Golden Boot in last year’s FIFA World Cup.
For a superstar of Mbappe’s stature, it is only natural to play for a legendary club like Real Madrid. The only question is when?
Real Madrid were also linked with a move for Harry Kane in the summer. And it looks like there interest might have been more serious than first believed.
Real Madrid failed with unknown £60 million bid for striker
The England captain joined Bayern Munich in the summer for a transfer package believed to be north of €100 million. However as reported by The Athletic, Real Madrid put together a £60 million bid.
If rumours are accurate, Carlo Ancelotti was very interested in bringing Kane to the Santiago Bernabeu. But a move failed to materialise.
Real Madrid ultimately ended up signing Joselu on loan from Espanyol on a season-long loan. Most fans view the Spaniard as a backup striker but he has impressed whenever he has been given the opportunity. He has started in all games for the club since Vinicius Junior’s injury in the match against Celta Vigo last month.
On the other hand, Kane has been showing his quality for Bayern Munich and someone like him could have been the perfect replacement for Benzema. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he has scored 5 goals and provided 2 assists in 6 appearances for the German club till now.