“Future Ballon D’or Winner,”: Madrid Join Tottenham for The £86 Million

Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez is reportedly wanted by both Real Madrid and Tottenham in the event that Harry Kane leaves the club. The former may serve as a long-term replacement for Karim Benzema, according to the Italian publication CMW.

Despite Inter’s struggles this season, 25-year-old Lautaro has been a bright spot. He has contributed to six goals in 13 games this season, and he was brilliant in a 3-3 tie with Barcelona on Wednesday.

If Harry Kane signs with Bayern Munich, CMW predicted earlier this month that Tottenham would pursue the Argentine international. The England captain recently hinted at a possible transfer to Bayern by calling Bayern a “great, top club.”

"Future Ballon D'or Winner,": Madrid Join Tottenham for The £86 Million

If the latest rumour is accurate, Madrid is in the same position as Tottenham. Since they need to find a new striker to replace Benzema, they have set their sights on Martinez and Tottenham. A “potential Ballon d’Or” winner in Inter’s eyes, he is worth £86 million.

According to TOTTENHAM, Real Madrid is interested in signing Martinez for £86 million.

What a fantastic addition Martinez would be for any club. At 25, he has all the tools to become one of the best in the world, despite not scoring as many goals as Kane or Benzema.

"Future Ballon D'or Winner,": Madrid Join Tottenham for The £86 Million

The likes of Kane and Benzema can be found in him because of his work rate, his ability to create, and even his willingness to play in the 10 spots. Where is it that he prefers to be? How long Benzema and Kane stay at Real Madrid and Tottenham is a major factor.

Benzema’s contract expires next June when he turns 35, but he should be able to sign a new one at the Bernabeu. With Alan Shearer’s all-time goalscoring record in his sights, Kane is unlikely to want to leave the Premier League. This is a player to keep an eye on.