‘Madrid obliged to sign Harry Kane’

Former Real Madrid President Ramon Calderon believes that the club are ‘obliged’ to sign top players such as Harry Kane.

The Tottenham Hotspur striker was the subject of intense media scrutiny before his club’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid on Tuesday and Calderon [pictured, right] says attracting the top world’s best to the Spanish capital is vital.

“Real Madrid are always on the lookout for the top players and a club like that is obliged to have important players so they can bring in new sponsors, brands and keep generating income so they can maintain their current status,” Calderon told Reuters at the World Football Summit in Madrid

“That money helps you invest, save and invest and invest again, so I suppose Madrid would like to sign Kane. But it depends on a few things, such as the desire of the player and the coach, although there is no doubt he is an outstanding player.”

“Kane would not come cheap but when I signed Cristiano Ronaldo for €80m everyone said I was crazy and look where we are now. If you spend €150m now it’s nothing, it’s normal. We no longer know what the limit is.”

Meanwhile, Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane would not be drawn on whether he would like to sign Kane, but conceded the England striker is “a complete player”.

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