There’s a dubious report in the Spanish press doing the rounds at the moment. It claims Real Madrid are willing to offer Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema in exchange for Harry Kane.
I don’t think there’s any truth to it, but the story does raise an interesting question: would Tottenham let Kane leave in exchange for one of those players? Or even all three?
A year ago I would have almost certainly said yes, but now I’m genuinely not sure.
Modric is 32 now, and while he’d still improve any team in the world, who knows if he will be begin to recede in quality sooner rather than later.
Bale has the ability to produce match-winning moments, but Kane is arguably even better than him now in that regard, and he’s definitely more physically able.
As for Benzema, he has a prolific record for Madrid but even he can’t hold a candle to Kane’s numbers in 2017.
Of course, the collective quality of all three players would make up for the loss of any star player. But the personal connection between Kane and the fans is impossible to replicate.
So what do you think? Would you let Kane go if it meant signing Modric, Bale AND Benzema? Or even just one of them? If so, which one? Let me know in the comments.