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Real Madrid pulled out of the Harry Kane race for these reasons – report

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To understand this better, this year has been the first in Real Madrid’s entire history that the club has started a season with the number 9 shirt vacant.

There is however no urgency from the club to sign a striker in the final hours of the window.

Head coach Carlo Ancelotti, in a meeting with the club’s leaders at the beginning of the summer asked for a striker due to Benzema’s departure.

One named that was sounded was that of English National Team captain Harry Kane, but it was quickly rejected by the club.

The player eventually joined Bayern Munich, but reports from England suggested he considered a move to Real Madrid.

Kane, who scored 30 Premier League goals last season is one of the hottest strikers on the continent.

The 30-year-old could have been a perfect fit for the departed Benzem, who headed to Saudi club Al Ittihad earlier this summer.

The reasons Real pulled out 

According to Marca, the Harry Kane alternative was thought of by Real Madrid, but it was immediately discarded due to his age and the cost of a transfer that would hardly be repayable.

In the cost of the operation and in the negotiation with Tottenham, it had to be discarded.

Tottenham were not willing to let him leave for less than 100 million euros.

The well known difficulty in negotiating with club chairman Daniel Levy was certainly one of the factors that drew Real Madrid back.

In fact, Bayern secured his signing for a whooping 100 million euros package plus an additional add-ons fee that could reach 20 million euros.

Cadena SER’s Antonio Romero goes further to say earlier this summer, Carlo Ancelotti asked for the club to sign Harry Kane. The club’s response was: “It is either Kylian Mbappé or no one is coming.”

 

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