It is said that “timing is everything” and it is a phrase which springs to mind when reading The Daily Star’s report that Barcelona are desperate to land Tottenham’s Harry Kane — with the two sides set to meet in the Champions League this week.
“Star of X Team is a target for Y Team” seems to be a recurring report in the week leading up to Champions League clashes between said clubs these days — seemingly in a bid to unsettle the player before a crunch clash — and it has happened once again ahead of Spurs’ trip to Camp Nou on Tuesday night.
But when it comes to Harry Kane, it is easy to see why Barca may indeed want to land the World Cup Golden Boot winner. Kane has proven himself to be one of the world’s leading marksmen and with Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi getting older, the La Liga side will need to bring in striking reinforcements in the coming years. The Daily Star report Barca want to land Kane next summer in a deal worth around £200 million.
Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe, Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Greizmann and Everton’s Brazilian forward Richarlison are also said to be on their radar but Kane is their number one target if the tabloid is to be believed.
Spurs must match Inter Milan’s result at home to PSV to qualify for the knockout stage of the Champions League, with Barca already assured of top spot in Group B.