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Blow for Man United as prolific PL ace prefers La Liga switch over Old Trafford move

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane 'prefers' Real Madrid over Manchester United.
Harry Kane was close to joining Manchester United. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane ‘prefers’ Real Madrid over Manchester United

Harry Kane, who plays for Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur, ‘prefers’ joining Real Madrid over Manchester United, according to Relevo via Madrid Zone and UtdDistrict on Twitter (h/t Manchester Evening News).

The England international’s current contract with the North London side is set to expire in the summer of 2024 (transfermarkt). Therefore, Spurs do not have a lot of time to cash in on the striker if he opts against a renewal.

Ahead of the upcoming transfer window, the 29-year-old is being linked with a move to Los Blancos. The forward desires to be a part of the Santiago Bernabeu outfit’s squad next summer.

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane 'prefers' Real Madrid over Manchester United.
Manchester United striker Harry Kane wants to join Real Madrid. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Kane made his way through the youth ranks at Tottenham. The English skipper has spent most of his career at the North London side except for a few seasons away on loan.

Since the 2014/15 campaign, the forward has been consistently leading the line at the Lilywhites. Spurs have heavily relied on the 29-year-old to find the back of the net over the years.

Madrid have seen great superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo play for them upfront. At the moment, 2022 Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema is the La Liga outfit’s talisman. However, the 35-year-old is not getting any younger.

As for United, Erik ten Hag has had Anthony Martial and Wout Weghorst as the only two natural number nines at his disposal since January. The Dutch manager has done well considering the tools he has been given to work with this season.

In the current campaign, the former AS Monaco star has been out of action on several occasions. On the other hand, while the Burnley loanee has worked hard, he leaves a lot to be desired upfront.

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Therefore, we could evidently do with someone like Kane in our ranks. However, will the English national opt to join Madrid over the Old Trafford side next summer? Only time will tell.

Written by Aheed Abrar

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