On the latest episode of The Transfer Window podcast, Ian McGarry revealed Barcelona president Joan Laporta is keen to bring Spurs star Harry Kane to the club.
The Tottenham Hotspur hitman has been linked with a move away from the north London outfit in recent weeks, with several pundits suggesting the 27-year-old should seek pastures new in order to win some silverware.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City have been heavily rumoured to be taking an interest in the England international as they seek a replacement for Sergio Aguero, however, the Premier League table-toppers could have some competition for Kane’s signature.
According to McGarry, Catalan giants Barcelona are lining up a move for the Spurs man as Real Madrid aim to bring one of Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland to the Bernabeu.
He said: “It is our information that Kane is seriously considering moving away from Tottenham Hotspur, and as a result, other clubs have been in touch with his representatives.
“We understand that the one which is most attractive at this moment in time is Barcelona. With Real Madrid hunting down both Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland, having not invested heavily in the last two windows and looking to obviously regain their status as the number-one club in Spain, are expected to at least sign one of those two players.
“We understand Kane is third on that list of strikers for Real Madrid, but that Barcelona and their president Joan Laporta understands that he must make a statement signing, and sees Kane as one that he might be able to persuade, given that Madrid are more interested in Mbappe and Haaland.”
TIF Thoughts on Kane’s future…
The England international has already fired his way to the top of Tottenham’s all-time goalscoring charts and is within sight of Alan Shearer’s Premier League goals tally as well.
Kane must decide whether he values his legacy at Spurs over the chance of winning trophies, as it doesn’t seem like he will be able to get his hands on the Champions League or Premier League title if he stays with his boyhood club – so this news would likely set alarm bells ringing amongst the Spurs support.
Getting the chance to play alongside Lionel Messi would surely appeal to any footballer, and Laporta may just test Kane’s loyalty to Tottenham this summer with a substantial offer.