‘I rate him’ – Cesc Fabregas backs Spurs star to be a success at Real Madrid

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Harry Kane would be the “perfect replacement” for Karim Benzema at Real Madrid, according to former Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

Benzema has shown that at 33, he still is capable of playing at the very highest level having scored 30 goals in 46 appearances in all competitions last season for the Spanish giants and has helped to fill the goalscoring void left following Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure.

Kane’s future at Tottenham Hotspur has been the subject of intense media speculation since the latter stages of last season with the forward said to have told Tottenham that he wants to leave the club ahead of next season (Sky Sports).

While Kane’s preference is said to be to remain in the Premier League with the forward closing in on Alan Shearer’s all-time goalscoring record, Fabregas believes that the 27-year-old has all of the necessary attributes to make him succeed at the Spanish giants.

In his column for the Daily Telegraph, Fabregas said: “For a long time, I have felt that Harry Kane would be the perfect replacement for Karim Benzema at Real Madrid.

“Of course, Benzema showed again at the European Championships that he is not going anywhere and that he is playing very, very well, but the fact I even think Kane is capable of taking over from him in Madrid shows how highly I rate him.

“The pressure at Madrid, like it was at Barcelona, is not something every player could cope with. But if Benzema ever left or ever started to slow down a little bit, then Kane would be the right guy for them.

“Even without knowing him very well myself, you can see that he has a good mentality and you hear from other people that he works and trains hard.

“Jose Mourinho, as people saw on the documentary, always talks about Kane very, very highly. He has what you want from your captain and he has what you need to be a top player.”

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While it would be the preference of Spurs fans to see Kane head abroad if he were to leave the club, given how focused he is on personal achievements, it is hard to see beyond the fact that he would like to remain in the Premier League.

Thankfully he still has three years left to run on his contract which gives Spurs all of the power.

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