Real Madrid plans for Harry Kane
Kane, an 29 year old striker has a year left on Thottenham contract and not sure about his Future. As the season ends, karim Benzema announces his departure from Real Madrid after his presence in 14 years in the club.
The 35 year old has reached an agreement with reigning Saudi Pro League Champions Al Ittihad Managed by former wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo and probably will sign a two year deal.
Benzema scored a second half penalty to earn Madrid a draw in their final league match of the season against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. He finishes the season with 31 goals and six assists in 43 games in all Competitions.
Napoli’s Victor Osimhen, Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez, Chelsea’s Kai Havertz and Juventus’ Dusan Vlahovic are also on their list of targets.
But 14-time European champions Real are huge admirers of England’s record goalscorer Kane and are hopeful the exit of several of their high earners this summer can help their bid.
Along with the departure of Benzema, Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio and Mariano Diaz are also leaving Madrid this summer, boosting their transfer and wage budget by 77m euros (£66m).
Ancelotti statement in an interview
Speaking after that draw Ancelotti, who had previously suggested the club legend “should retire at Real Madrid”, said: “Yes, it was a surprise, it was a massive surprise for everyone but we had to understand that he thought about it twice and this is part of a process that started at this club some years ago, a transition that will continue next season.
“So we have enough time to think twice about what we need to do (to replace Benzema) and the squad will be very competitive next season, I can assure you of that.”
“Real Madrid CF and our captain Karim Benzema have agreed to end his brilliant and unforgettable period as a player for our club,” the Spanish club said in a statement.
“Real Madrid would like to show its gratitude and affection for who is already one of our greatest legends. Real madrid Rodrygo had made victory for his club in the match against Chelsea second leg of the quarter finals champions league making the score of 2-0.
“Karim Benzema’s career at Real Madrid has been an example of conduct and professionalism, and he has represented the values of our club. Karim Benzema has earned the right to decide his future.
“Madridistas and all the fans around the world have enjoyed his magical and unique football, which has made him one of the great icons of our club and one of the great legends of world football.
“Real Madrid is and will always be his home, and he wish him and all his family the best in this new phase of his life.
“Next Tuesday, June 6, at 12:00pm, an institutional act of homage and farewell to Karim Benzema will take place at Real Madrid Sport City, which will be attended by our president Florentino Perez.”
Ancelotti pays tribute to depart Benzema after Final game
As Carlo Ancelotti on his post-match press conference, saying in reporters he had coached one of the “best players in the world” as well as complimenting the temperament of the veteran forward.
He said: “Well, being able to coach one of the best players in the world and one of the best strikers in the world, not just a striker, a very complete footballer. Someone very kind, very humble, very serious.
“It’s obvious in his farewell, we cannot be happy but we need to respect his decision. He’s earned the right to choose where he wants to be and I and everyone else want to thank him for what he’s been able to do at this club which has been legendary. Something unbelievable and unforgettable and which will stay at the club forever.”
Spanish Football Journalist on an interview
“According to Spanish media, Havertz to Real Madrid is much more likely to happen as of right now than Harry Kane.
“We have to remember that they were really interested in Havertz about three years ago when he was at Bayer Leverkusen and the only reason the interest cooled was because of Covid. Real Madrid decided to rein in their spending, they took a little bit of time and the deal came in from Chelsea and he decided to go there instead.
“So they’ve always had interest in him and now might be the right time. He’s not a pure No9, he can play in between them, he can play off of a No9 and could be a suitable option for Real Madrid.
“Maybe his goal count isn’t as good as you’d expect. It was a disappointing season overall for Chelsea in general, especially in the goalscoring department.
“But he’s certainly a young talent, he’s 24 years old, and could be someone who fits in the mould of what they’re looking for in terms of having players for a long time and continuing to develop their game.
“He is a good choice for them. I imagine it will be something we can see come to fruition, but Real Madrid are weighing up their options in general right now.”