Taking a look at Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid side, it’s hard for one to spot an area of weakness.

Well, they could do so with an upgrade between the sticks. Keylor Navas is prone to the odd mistake and it’s no surprising the La Liga champions have been linked with Manchester United’s David de Gea in recent years.

However, Real are blessed with an array of talent in every other area, from Sergio Ramos in defence to Toni Kross in midfield to Cristiano Ronaldo in attack.

And the future is incredibly bright too, with Marco Asensio and Dani Ceballos establishing themselves as Madrid’s two of the brightest talents in European football.

The aim is, definitely, a repeat of last campaign, in which the Los Blancos completed an impressive La Liga and Champions League double.

And that’s the aim every season – failure to win any trophy in a season is classed a failure at Santiago Bernabeu.

Cristiano Ronaldo in an exclusive interview with former Manchester United centre-back Rio Ferdinand: “if you win nothing you feel empty’

The Portugal international summed up the attitude required to play for the Spanish giants when he spoke to with his former teammates.

“The most important thing is to win trophies,” Ronaldo said.

“We work 10, 11 months and if you win nothing you feel empty and I like to win trophies – as a collective and as an individual, because I work hard for that.


So, the news, Real Madrid are interested in two Premier League players from Tottenham Hotspur in the form of Harry Kane and Dele Alli.

And the two countrymen might have to buy into that ethos if Real’s interest in them develops.

Kane and Alli have flourished in recent years, with Kane joining the likes of Sergio Aguero and Luis Suarez as one of the best strikers in Europe.

Kane has bagged 14 goals in 10 matches this season for Tottenham and England, with 13 of those goals coming in the month of September alone.

And it is 21-year-old Alli, who has been instrumental in creating chances for the striker since his arrival in north London in 2015.

Spurs must have been prepared for his to happen and it will be interesting to see how the manage to handle the European champions interest in the star players.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has proven himself to be a tough negotiator in recent years, arranging a world-record £85 million deal with Madrid for Gareth Bale back in the summer of 2013, and he can command incredible fees for both Kane and Alli.

Real Madrid will get a better look at the pair when they face Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League later this month.