Former Arsenal and Chelsea star Cesc Fabregas has suggested that Harry Kane would be the “perfect replacement” for Karim Benzema at Real Madrid.
Kane has been a prolific goalscorer in the Premier League and in Europe for Tottenham over the past seven seasons.
The Englishman has now netted 166 goals for Spurs in the Premier League and he is on course to break Alan Shearer’s goal record in the top flight.
Kane is still yet to win a team trophy with Spurs, though, and he has told the club that he wants to leave this summer.
This alerted their Premier League rivals as Manchester United and Manchester City have both shown interest in him.
But in his latest column for the Daily Telegraph, Fabregas claimed that Kane would fit in well at Real Madrid.
Their leading striker is still Benzema, but he is now 33-years-old. The former Barcelona midfielder insisted that Kane is “capable” of taking over from the Frenchman:
Fabregas said: “For a long time, I have felt that Harry Kane would be the perfect replacement for Karim Benzema at Real Madrid.
“Of course, Benzema showed again at the European Championships that he is not going anywhere and that he is playing very, very well, but the fact I even think Kane is capable of taking over from him in Madrid shows how highly I rate him.
“The pressure at Madrid, like it was at Barcelona, is not something every player could cope with. But if Benzema ever left or ever started to slow down a little bit, then Kane would be the right guy for them.
“Even without knowing him very well myself, you can see that he has a good mentality and you hear from other people that he works and trains hard.
“Jose Mourinho, as people saw on the documentary, always talks about Kane very, very highly. He has what you want from your captain and he has what you need to be a top player.”