Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale recently hinted that he was set to return to White Hart Lane where he would finish out his contract through 2016, but now a new report makes things a bit more interesting. Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid has always been linked to the 23-year-old, but now they could be willing to put together an offer that would blow away the Spurs and cause them to seriously reconsider.
Real Madrid adviser Zinedine Zidane hinted that the team could be prepared to make a “record breaking transfer offer” to bring Bale to La Liga.
In order to break the transfer record, Real Madrid would need to offer Tottenham more than the £80 million that they sent to Manchester United in 2009 to bring Cristiano Ronaldo on board. If they make that kind of offer, Tottenham would struggle to turn it down.
“The talk about Gareth Bale is not a surprise,” Zidane in quoted in the Daily Mail, via ESPN UK. “It is impossible to have the season he just had and not be linked with the biggest clubs in Europe.
“If any club is going to tempt Spurs, then it will take big money – maybe even record-breaking money. There are four or five clubs at the moment who have the finances not to be put off by a record-breaking fee like that.”
Bale earned Professional Footballers’ Association and Football Writers’ Player of the Year honors this past year, so you can understand why Real Madrid would like to do anything in their power to bring him on board. It would be a blockbuster signing for Real Madrid if they were able to bring one of the world’s best footballers on to their already loaded squad.
Decisions, decisions. This is a transfer story that won’t be going away anytime soon.