Since Gareth Bale’s admission to Sky Sports last week that he could not rule out a move to the Premier League, a lot has been said and written about his future.
Reports indicate that Real Madrid are hopeful that Tottenham will make an offer to re-sign the Welshman as they are desperate to get him off their wage bill (Ok Diario).
Meanwhile, Manchester United have also been backed to make an offer for the 31-year-old if they fail with their attempts to land Jadon Sancho (Express).
Mundo Deportivo have now revealed that Los Blancos are willing to let Bale leave for a modest transfer fee this summer.
The report claims that Zinedine Zidane does not want the winger to be part of the squad but the former Spurs man has no intention of lowering his salary demands.
It is revealed that, although the La Liga champions are desperate to get rid of Bale, they will not allow him to leave the club on a free transfer.
The report asserts that Madrid are demanding £22 million to let the Wales international leave the club this summer but his bumper wages are expected to be more of a stumbling block in getting a transfer over the line.
Spurs Web Opinion
If it is true that Bale is available for around £22m, then the deal could potentially be very attractive for plenty of clubs around Europe. One way Tottenham and Levy can get around his wage demands would be to offer him a significant signing-on fee, which has been mooted as a possibility in the past. However, I would be surprised if the club were to invest such a significant outlay on a 31-year-old.
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