Should Real Madrid raid Tottenham Hotspur again?
There is a sense of inevitability about Harry Kane's rumoured move to Real Madrid.
Los Blancos faced their fourth league defeat of the season against Villareal on Saturday, thanks to a late winner of Pablo Fornals. They sit fourth on the table, 16 points behind league leaders Barcelona and their domestic ambition now will be to qualify for next season's Champions League.
The game against Villareal showcased where the real problem of the European champions lie. The striking options have failed miserably this season.
The team had 28 shots against the Yellow Submarines and failed to put the ball at the back of the net. Real Madrid was a big threat from corners last season; they were awarded 11 corners on Saturday and still failed to score a single goal.
Shot accuracy was just 39% and they missed 2 big chances as well. Zidane went with Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale up front and they were ineffective.
The most shocking stat is that no Real Madrid player has scored more than 4 league goals this season, which sums up their problems in attack.
If this sad state of affairs continues especially with a two-legged tie against Paris Saint-Germain in the UCL looming, Zinedine Zidane will find himself in serious trouble.
On the night of their sluggish performance in front of opposition goal, a striker from England scored his 20th goal in league football this season.
The Spurs talisman has now scored more goals than Ronaldo, Bale, Benzema and Isco combined for Madrid. So, is he the solution to Real's problems?
Madrid has already raided Spurs before, securing the signings of Gareth Bale and Luca Modric earlier and both players have helped them to win many trophies including three Champions League titles.
So, should Madrid raid Tottenham again to be strong again next season? The answer is that they might. That means that despite Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy stating that they have no plans to sell their super striker, rumours are flying in Spain and England that Kane will be the next Galactico signing.
Real Madrid will need to break their transfer record if they are to rope in the 24-year old striker who has become only the third forward to score 20+ goals in four consecutive Premier League seasons after Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry.
Even though Spurs are adamant that they are not going to let Kane leave, the player may decide otherwise if Spurs can't promise any trophies and if Madrid comes knocking.
It is clear that a striker like Kane who offers plenty of goals is what Real Madrid need and club supremo Florentino Perez will be willing to pay whatever Spurs demand.