Bale, 21, has had a meteoric rise to fame this season in a Spurs side that are turning heads at every stage in the Champions League. Bale himself has been the catalyst for many of their top performances and his single-handed destruction on Mourinhos former employers Inter Milan has done enough to convince the ‘special one’ Bale is the final piece of his Madrid jigsaw.
Of course, many believe that Mourinho was trying to divert attention away from the fact Barcelona had just crucified his side in front of one of the biggest audiences in the world. If this rumour does have an ounce of truth though the figure Los Meringues would have to part with to secure the signing of Bale would be astronomical.
The Spanish press were immediately throwing about figures of upto £80 million for the Welsh wonder, a far cry from just over a year ago when he was used primarily as a squad player at the Lane.
The feeling from the English press is that Madrid have no chance of signing the youngster but even so, after such a humbling defeat, could Madrid’s backlash rob the Premiership of another one of its greatest talents. And would the opportunity of becoming a Galactico prove too much for the boy wonder.
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