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Liverpool: Fans baulk at transfer claim that Reds are ‘keeping an eye’ on Gareth Bale

Liverpool: Fans baulk at transfer claim that Reds are ‘keeping an eye’ on Gareth Bale - Liverpool Transfer Rumours

Transfer insider Graeme Bailey has claimed on Twitter (via @GraemeBailey) that Liverpool are ‘keeping an eye’ on Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, drawing incredulity from many Reds supporters.

According to the journalist, the 31-year-old is open to the idea of returning to the Premier League, with the Merseysiders and Manchester United believed to be keeping an eye on the situation. However, as per The Telegraph, Bale’s former club Tottenham are heavily linked with the player, whose club are willing to fund half of his wages in order to offload him.

The Wales international, who scored twice against the Reds in the 2018 Champions League final and has won that competition four times, currently earns £350,000-a-week at the Bernabeu, nearly twice the take-home pay of Liverpool’s highest earner Mohamed Salah, who is on £200,000 per week (as per Spotrac).

The Anfield club are currently not in a powerful financial position, with their hopes of signing Thiago Alcantara seemingly dependent on them offloading players in order to fund a transfer. Also, The Mirror reported that the Reds were the worst-hit Premier League club in financial terms from earnings lost due to the global pandemic.

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Indeed, there has been only one new addition to Jurgen Klopp’s squad so far this summer in the form of Kostas Tsimikas, while the Merseysiders have spent little more than £20m on new signings since the start of the summer 2019 transfer window (as per TransferMarkt).

These Liverpool fans on Twitter duly baulked at any possibility of the club being able to fund a move for Bale in the circumstances:

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