Tottenham round-up: Real Madrid in for Kane; Turkish striker targeted; Son issues silverware rallying cry
According to – arguably questionable – sources from Spain over the past day, La Liga giants Real Madrid could turn their attentions to Tottenham striker Harry Kane in their hunt for a new forward.
Don Balon claim that, should a move for their number one target Alexis Sanchez fail to take shape, Zinedine Zidane could put all of his energy into trying to lure the England forward to the Bernabeu.
It’s understood that Madrid are beginning to lose their faith in Frenchman Karim Benzema’s ability to lead the line after being awarded just two starts in their opening four La Liga matches of the year.
They believe that Kane could be the perfect fit – following in the footsteps of Gareth Bale and Luka Modric – with the 24-year-old reaching 100 Tottenham goals in just 169 appearances for Spurs.
With speculation circulating of one striker leaving, there’s rumours of one arriving in January as reports from the Daily Mail believe that £17.5 million Besiktas man Cenk Tosun is being monitored.
The 26-year-old – who was a long-term target for both Newcastle and Crystal Palace in the recent summer window – was watched by Tottenham scouts last week as the London side consider a move.
Tosun has gone from strength to strength over the past year, scoring 26 times as Besiktas retained their Turkish Super Lig title last season, and he scored in a 3-1 win over Porto last Wednesday night.
And finally, Tottenham midfielder Heung-min Son has urged his side to get off to a good start on Tuesday evening as they look to take a big step towards their first piece of silverware in ten years.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side host Championship outfit Barnsley in the Carabao Cup third-round, and despite not being the most elite competition the 25-year-old wants his side to go as far as they can.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, Son said: “I can see in their faces how hungry the players are.
“Everyone’s ready for the League Cup, the Champions League, the Premier League and the FA Cup when it starts. In all competitions, we have to get as far as possible, and we’re just looking forward to winning this game.
“I’m a person that wants to win every game. When I don’t, when I draw, I’m very disappointed, like on Saturday.”
The South Korean international is referring to the frustrating 0-0 draw against Swansea City at the weekend, which extended their winless run at their new ‘home’ Wembley to three league matches.
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