Real Madrid need players like outstanding Kane, says ex-president
Real Madrid would be right to splash out big money to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham, according to the Spanish side’s former president, Ramon Calderon.
The striker has been linked to a move to Madrid in recent weeks and helped open the scoring against them in Tuesday’s 1-1 draw in the Champions League.
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Kane’s shot deflected in off of Raphael Varane and it was marked down as an own goal, but the 24-year-old remains in remarkable form with 11 strikes in as many games for Spurs this season.
Reports in England have stated the Premier League side will demand £200 million for their star player, and Calderon feels it would be a worthy investment for the European champions.
“Now Madrid are always on the lookout for the top players,” Calderon told Reuters.
“A club like Real Madrid is obliged to have important players so they can bring in new sponsors, brands and keep generating more money so they can maintain their current status. That money helps you to invest, save and invest again.
“I suppose Madrid would like to sign Kane, it depends on a few things, such as the desires of player and the coach, but without a doubt he is an outstanding player.”
Calderon was president when Madrid signed Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United for a then-world record fee which has since been overtaken several times.
The 66-year-old believes the rising prices of star players would justify Madrid paying big money for a star like Kane.
“He would not be cheap, but when I signed Cristiano Ronaldo for £80 million everyone thought I was crazy and look where we are now,” Calderon said.
“£150 million is now seen as nothing, it’s normal. We no longer know what the limit is.”