Report: Real Madrid set rather affordable asking price for Spurs-linked Gareth Bale

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Gareth Bale

Despite the fact that his game time has been limited of late, Gareth Bale has cut far from a frustrated figure on the bench, seemingly soaking up the sun and collecting his paycheque quite happily.

Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane revealed last week that Bale had asked not to be a part of the travelling squad against Man City in the Champions League.

The Welshman has played just 20 times for Los Blancos this season, netting three goals in that time (Wikipedia). This is his lowest goal return since the 2009/10 season for Tottenham, before his major global breakthrough.

With Real Madrid seemingly desperate to get Bale and his sizeable wages out of the door this summer, SPORT report that they are willing to accept a price of just £15.3m.

This comes after Football Insider reported last week that Spurs were plotting a late loan move for their former star, although any deal would require Madrid to cover a large portion of his £600,000 per week wage.

Spurs Web Opinion:

While £15m would be easy for Tottenham to scrape together, it is Gareth Bale’s wages that would prove to be a problem. The absolute maximum I could see Spurs giving him is a four-year deal on £200,000 per week. It comes down to whether Bale wants to move at all, and I suspect that he does not.

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