Real Madrid are on the hunt for a new striker this summer, something that will cause no shortage of debate inside and outside the club.
Veteran Espanyol striker Joselu Mato has been linked with Los Blancos as a low-cost option to back up Karim Benzema next season, with Carlo Ancelotti admitting he likes the player.
This is a way forward for Real Madrid, bringing a cheaper alternative. However, the other option would be to look for a bigger name this summer, presumably to replace Benzema this season or next.
According to Diario AS, Carlo Ancelotti’s preferred option is Tottenham Hotspur captain Harry Kane. England’s record goalscorer has been repeatedly linked with a move away in recent years, but without much progress beyond that stage.
The Italian believes he would provide immediate performance and fit perfectly into the Real Madrid ecosystem. His ability to involve himself in play as well as get chances at the end makes him pretty much the complete striker.
This is the final year of Kane’s contract at Tottenham and Spurs will be forced to sell him this summer if they are to cash in on the sale, but Daniel Levy is unlikely to let him go for a fee too small.
Real Madrid still have their eye on a potential move for Erling Haaland next summer, which would rule out a move for Kane both financially and in terms of squad planning.