Manager confirms that rumoured Spurs target is ‘very close’ to exit

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According to The BBC, Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has said that he expects Gareth Bale to leave the club in the next few days.

Speaking after Real Madrid’s 3-1 loss to Bayern Munich at Houston, the Frenchman confirmed that the club are in the process of negotiating his sale.

Zidane said: “We hope he (Bale) leaves soon. It would be best for everyone. We are working on his transfer to a new team.

“I have nothing personal against him, but there comes a time where things are done because they must be done.”

The Welshman has scored over 100 goals since moving to Madrid from Spurs back in the summer of 2013 (Whoscored.com).

Although Bale is training with the Real Madrid squad in the United States, the Welshman did not make an appearance in the friendly against Bayern.

Marca reported a few days ago that Tottenham were prepared to pay €60 million to bring Bale back to North London but the 30-year-old’s agent Jonathan Barnett denied that any talks had taken place (Daily Mail).

Bayern Munich head coach Nico Kovac has also expressed his admiration for the speedy winger but said that he was unsure if the Welsh international will want to join Bayern.

Spurs Web Opinion

We don’t believe the club will try to re-sign Bale even if Madrid offer to subsidise his wages. Spending around €60 million on an injury-prone 30-year-old will not be particularly prudent given that other areas of the squad also need to be addressed this summer.

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