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Real Madrid eye shock swap deal with Tottenham, willing to sacrifice key figure

Real Madrid are reportedly willing to give up a pivotal figure in their squad in order to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham this summer.

Kane has established himself as one of the most prolific forwards in Europe, bagging 30 goals in 31 games so far this season as he looks set for his most productive campaign yet.

In turn, that’s naturally going to lead to interest from elsewhere, and according to Don Balon, as re-reported by The Express, Madrid are readying a new offer to try and break Tottenham’s resolve by inserting Luka Modric in a possible swap deal.

Los Blancos have problems of their own in contrast in that department, with Karim Benzema managing just six goals in 23 appearances so far this season.

Gareth Bale has had his injury problems, albeit he’s currently fit and in form, while Cristiano Ronaldo turns 33 this month and can’t be expected to lead their charge forever.

Kane, 24, would therefore arguably be an ideal solution, but Don Balon add, it’s likely to take a huge fee to even force Tottenham to consider their options while they haven’t been too receptive to the idea of Modric being included.

The Croatian midfield maestro enjoyed four seasons with Spurs before joining Real Madrid in 2012 where he has gone on to win a La Liga title, three Champions League trophies and three FIFA Club World Cups.

He remains a great player even at 32, and based on this report, it’s likely to take Real Madrid a little more than that to successfully prise Kane away from Spurs, while it’s a surprise that they’re even open to the idea of losing him as he will leave a significant hole in midfield behind were he to leave.

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