Real Madrid are ready to offer Tottenham £60m for Gareth Bale, according to director of football Zinedine Zidane.
The former French international was speaking at a press conference ahead of Real Madrid’s Champions League tie against Borussia Dortmund and despite Tottenham’s reluctance to sell, he believes that clubs will be ready to break the bank.
We are all worried that if we do not qualify for Champions League football at the end of this season that Bale will be heading out of the White Hart Lane exit this summer. It would be a massive blow to lose Bale, who at 23 is arguably yet to reach his prime yet – we are looking to build a team to challenge for the top honours, not lose players. We’ve seen the likes of Luka Modric and Rafael van der Vaart depart N17 recently and we don’t want Bale heading in the same direction.
‘After the season he has just had – and still being so young of course – Gareth Bale is going to be one of the most expensive players in the world if he decides to move,’ said Zidane at the press conference.
‘Tottenham could command £40million, £50m, maybe even £60m for him. It is a lot of money – but there are maybe three or four teams in the world that can pay that sort of transfer fee – and it won’t put them off.
‘A player like Bale can be the difference between a big club winning the league or Champions League.
‘They would be getting the best player in Europe this season – and he is at an age where he can still play at the top for another ten years.
‘What I like about him is that he has this electric pace – but also a big footballing brain to go with it. That is very rare.’
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