He may have been linked with signing a new deal at fifth placed Tottenham Hotspur but now it is claimed here at the Football Transfer Tavern by Caught Offside that Gareth Bale is set to be subject of a huge bid from Real Madrid.
The player had been set to pen a new deal at Spurs worth around £150,000 per week and given that he has been one of the best if not the very best player in England this season, it is no shock that Daniel Levy wants to tie the former Southampton man down to the club for at least one more season before selling for mega bucks in the summer of 2014.
Now however, fresh doubt has been cast on the player’s future in the Premier League after Real Madrid were claimed to be preparing a bid of £43 million plus mega wages and huge endorsement deals for the Welshman. The new contract that Spurs are trying to get him to sign would mean that a release clause of at least £50 million is placed there to prevent the forward from leaving for less than that and Real are mindful of this issue.
For now, Spurs value the player at significantly more than the £43 million the Spanish giants are looking to pay and are hopeful that Bale will sign a new deal to keep him for at least 12 more months as Andre Villas-Boas’ side look to finally finish above Arsenal next season.