“Usually, it’s not such a success when an English player goes to Madrid.”


Firstly, Kane is tied to Tottenham by his contract, which runs until 2024. Secondly, Spurs’ owner Daniel Levy is unlikely to accept anything less than £100million for his prized asset – a sum few clubs can afford in the current climate.

In addition, Man Utd and Real Madrid are both preoccupied with Erling Haaland’s situation in the market, with the youngster deemed the more suitable long-term target.

There is of course the option for Kane to stay put at Tottenham, though he did point out a year ago that he would not stick around ‘for the sake of it’ if the club could not match his ambition.

Van der Vaart added: “At Tottenham, he [Kane] is the main man, he will keep scoring all the goals and financially there is no need to move for him.

“At Tottenham, he is earning an absolute bomb, so no reason to leave.’’