Real Madrid star, Vinicius Jr, has just been granted a Spanish passport in news that should strike fear into the hearts of a number of teams across Europe, writes the HITC.
Indeed, Vincius’ newfound Spanish citizenship has opened up a non-EU slot in Real Madrid’s first-team squad, and with Los Blancos having plenty of money to spend on a new attacker after not landing Kylian Mbappe, a big-name non-EU signing could be on the way.
The Spanish giants had been linked with both Darwin Nunez and Gabriel Jesus this summer, but those two are seemingly off the market after joining Liverpool and Arsenal respectively.
However, in our view, while Jesus may be off the market, another striker in north London could now be on Madrid’s agenda – Harry Kane.
Post-Brexit, Kane counts as a non-EU player, so he would’ve been unattainable for Madrid this summer just gone, but now, he may well be back on their radar.
Indeed, Madrid have had a long-standing interest in Kane, and with the striker heading into the final 18 months of his contract this January, a transfer could well be on the cards if his trophy prospects at Spurs don’t begin to take shape.
An early exit from the Champions League and FA Cup could, once again, convince Kane that Tottenham isn’t the club to be at if you want to win any major honours in football, and what better club to join than the most successful team in European history?
Karim Benzema isn’t getting any younger and as the lengthy Mbappe pursuit showed, Madrid want a striker and money is there to spend.
There has been plenty of talk about a new Spurs contract for Kane, and with the possibility of a move to Madrid now back on the table, Tottenham need to act quickly to tie the England captain down to a longer-term deal.