Former Real Madrid boss Ramon Calderon believes the Spanish giants will not be able to afford to sign Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur this summer.
The English national team player was the subject of speculations about transfers that connected him with the transfer to the Bernabeu at the end of the season.
Kane, 27, is a cheaper alternative to Madrid compared to the duo of Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund of Erling Haland, with both players potentially bringing in around £ 150m for the transfer.
And when asked about the prospects of Zinedine Zidane signing Kane for Madrid this summer, Calderon effectively ruled out a move.
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“There are always rumors at that time of the season,” he said on TalkSport. “They’re talking about Mbappe, Holland … too many players.
“We [Madrid] they are not in the best shape economically, because we are renovating our stadium spending a lot of money.
“It’s going to be hard to spend money in the summer. We always try to sign good players, we do that for years.”
Kane will be in demand again this summer as Europe’s leading clubs want to strengthen their striking power.
His future could depend on how well Tottenham end the season.
Jose Mourinho was recently expelled from the Europa League by Dinamo Zagreb and is fiercely fighting for a place in the top four in the Premier League to secure a place in the Champions League next season.