The former Spurs player believes that acclimatizing to La Liga is never easy for an Englishman.
Harry Kane has been warned not to join Real Madrid at the expense of Manchester United by ex-Tottenham star Rafael van der Vaart. Madrid and United are said to be in competition to try to attract the Englishman this summer, who is tipped to leave Spurs at the end of the current year in order to achieve his trophy ambitions.
Rafael Van der Vaart believes the 27-year-old would be better off at Old Trafford than at the Santiago Bernabeu, after seeing a number of England players struggle to acclimatize to the game in Spain. “He is now the best forward after Lewandowski, and he is the Tottenham man”, the former midfielder told Ziggo Sport.
Leaving England for Spain, not always easy …
“It might sound crazy, but you would almost say go to Manchester United or something, stay in England. Usually it’s not such a success when an English player goes to Madrid.”, then added the former White House, who therefore advises the star of Spurs not to take risks this summer.
Steve McManaman was the first English star to join the Bernabeu since the Premier League, leaving Liverpool for Real in 1999. David Beckham, on the other hand, arrived in the Spanish capital from Manchester United shortly before the departure of McManaman, the giants. of La Liga investing 37 million euros.
Michael Owen followed in 2014 after also deciding to leave Liverpool. Beckham and Owen have only managed to win one La Liga title during their time in Madrid and there is no indication that Kane will be able to do better, as Real Madrid prepare for a substantial rebuild in the coming seasons. .
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When asked if he has to leave Spurs in order to win titles, the Three Lions captain told reporters: “I think this is a difficult question to answer at the moment. I try to stay out of this speculation as much as possible. I am fully focused on the fieldwork by the end of this year. summer, then we’ll see where we’re going “. In other words, the door is potentially open, but Harry Kane doesn’t hear rushing.