Harry Kane has proven himself to be one of the most consistent goal scorers in the past couple of seasons in the Premier League. The Englishman has cranked up his game another notch this season under the guidance of former Real Madrid coach, Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese manager can certainly claim credit for having made Kane into a complete striker, having taken him out from being a fox in the box during Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure and having him evolve into a brilliant false nine. Interestingly, Kane’s transformation and his new playing style are somewhat similar to that of Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema.
Benzema possesses a few traits where he would edge out Harry Kane, with one being his quality to get out of tight-spaces and also his build-up play. Kane on the other hand possesses better vision, stronger aerial dominance, and is equally good with both his feet, besides being a much more clinical striker than Benzema.
Benzema’s contract is set to expire in the summer of 2022 and it is unlikely that Real will renew terms with the soon-to-be 34-year-old striker. Which has led to former Real Madrid player Jonathan Woodgate stating via AS that he believes Harry Kane should seize the opportunity to make a move to Los Blancos in order to win more silverware.
2022 would be the ideal situation to facilitate the potential move for Harry Kane as the former Leicester City striker will be 29-years-old then and will be at the peak of his career. With his playing style matching that of Karim Benzema, he would be the ideal replacement as well. The only snag would be meeting the price tag that Tottenham Hotspur would demand for his release as his departing would certainly make Mourinho hopping furious.
Be as it may, Harry Kane has yet to lift silverware in his career and a player of his calibre should certainly be lifting trophies. A Real Madrid would ideally benefit both Kane and the club as the latter would receive a more clinical striker to replace Karim Benzema.
Credit: Football Tribe Malaysia