Report: Real Madrid to let Spurs sign star on a free transfer

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Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to strengthen their squad this summer transfer window after reaching their first ever Champions League final.

If Daniel Levy needed any proof that this Spurs side is capable of winning major titles with investment, then this surely has to be it.

It has previously been reported that the Tottenham chairman will grant Pochettino with a £100m war chest to work with this summer (Sun), after having gone on a 15-month signing-less run.

However, could the most significant summer signing for Spurs come in the form of a free transfer, according to The Times, this could be true.

The report states that Real Madrid may be willing to let Gareth Bale move to Man United or Tottenham on a free, as he is currently collecting wages of £13m per year (Express).

The 29-year-old still has many years left at the top, and the only sticking point for Levy and Spurs may be the wages. However, if Bale is willing to take a big pay cut, could we see him back in North London?

Spurs Web Opinion:

If Tottenham could somehow scoop Bale for under £50m and put him on wages of around £150,000 a week then I would be all for the transfer. However, it seems unlikely that the Welshman would take that big of a pay cut to rejoin his old club. We will just have to wait and see what happens this summer.

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  1. I Think you’re living on another planet if you believe there’s the remotest chance of Bale accepting wages of £150,000 a week. Can’t see this move happening in all honesty!

  2. unless im reading this wrong then bale – £0 – wages 13m pa – on a 3 year deal = £39m — so Bale for £38m absolute bargain!!!!!

  3. Reacquiring Bale would be the worst move Spurs have ever made. If he came as a FREE with Madrid paying at least 85% of his salary. It might be worth considering. We would be way farther ahead to keep Eriksen than to sign Bale.

  4. However, it we get him on a free and give him a 30m signing on fee and then 150k a week that would be the equivalent of 350k a week over 3 years :)

  5. I agree with Pez UNLESS Bale wants to return to England. It’s hard to believe that he really needs the weekly paycheck as most mere mortals would.

  6. If the player comes over on a free, then the £50 mill could go towards a massive wage, with the rewards obvious. The EPL does not have a problem with Bale as he speaks English. He should of learnt Spanish while over there, six years is plenty of time, but not our problem. COYS!


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