Summer bargain as Real Madrid lower Bale demand to just £18.5 million, Tottenham can now wrap up deal
Tottenham linked, Gareth Bale could reportedly be available for just £18.5million as Real Madrid are desperate to get rid.
The Wales international has often been cast as a scapegoat by supporters, while falling down manager Zinedine Zidane’s pecking order – meaning that the likes of Spurs have been handed a chance to try and bring him back to the Premier League.
Representatives of a man who was once the most expensive player on the planet have maintained his contract through to 2022 in the Spanish capital will be honoured, but that is no longer the case heading into the new season.
He has admitted that he would be open to a move back to the Premier League and Spurs have been linked with a move for the Welshman, as they seek to add a bit more quality to the attack this summer.
Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo report that Real Madrid would accept £18.5m for Bale with Tottenham linked and Real are even said to be willing to pay half Bale’s £600,000-a-week wages to get him out of the club.
Tottenham hero Jurgen Klinsmann recently urged the club to make a move and try to sign the winger, he told talkSPORT: “Time goes by so fast as a player and you cannot waste it. This is the worst punishment for a player to be on the bench.
“The most important thing for every player is to be on the field and to play. When this doesn’t work out, sooner or later you have to come to a conclusion and consider a move.
“There is a point in time when you become a professional player when you would like to earn a decent amount of money that you can put on the side to feel a bit more safe, but once that goal is achieved there is only one other thing that matters – playing and scoring goals and building your playing record.
“You want to leave the game one day in your 30s and say ‘OK, look at my career there, I managed to score in X amount of teams and X amount of goals in different competitions’.
“Money doesn’t matter anymore. Money has no influence on that decision right now that Gareth has to make, but there are personal elements to it. There is family and lifestyle things to consider.
“A player like him, we would like to admire him week in, week out on the television. As a Tottenham fan, I would love him to come back to Spurs.”
If there is a chance, Tottenham need to take it!