Tottenham Hotspur may have controlled the possession in the Champions League final against Liverpool last Saturday, but they failed to carve and convert clear-cut chances.
Pochettino may, therefore, look to invest in a new big-name forward this summer, after having gone over 16 months without a signing.
And, who could be a bigger name than ex-Spurs star Gareth Bale? The Welshman is still currently playing for Spanish giants Real Madrid, but is unpopular to say the least among fans.
However, the Mirror now report that Spurs and Man United both turned down an invitation from Real Madrid to sign Bale for £75m this transfer window.
The 29-year-old has not been in great form and has been hampered with injuries in recent seasons, so this fee seems a little ambitious.
United are said to be interested in taking the winger on an initial 12-month loan, with an option to extend the deal by an extra year, paying a loan fee for the privilege.
Should Spurs look to do the same?
Spurs Web Opinion:
If Spurs could get Bale on loan for a season, with an option to extend for an extra season, Real Madrid paid the majority of his wages, and Tottenham didn’t have to pay more than £10m for the loan fee, then I would be all for it. I can’t see Spurs putting Bale on more than £200k per week max, but I equally cannot see Madrid covering that much of his wages. It could be Man United or nothing for Bale.
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