Gareth Bale’s future is up for discussion once again here in the Football Transfer Tavern, with Neil Fissler of the Daily Express believing that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is resigned to losing his Welsh winger to Real Madrid for a staggering £55 million.
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho currently finds himself under serious pressure at the club, and is a known long-term admirer of Bale. He is set to test the waters early with a £35m bid – one that would equal the British record paid for Andy Carroll.
However, that is still way short of the White Hart Lane-based club’s valuation of the player, with Spurs placing a £55m price tag on the 23-year-old’s head.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has resigned himself to losing the star performer in the summer, with it being reported that Real were offered the priority on the player at the same time they paid £30m for Luka Modric during the last transfer window.
Should Mourinho make a summer move to the Premier League as is widely rumoured, he may try to tempt Bale to follow him. The Real Madrid boss has had his name linked with a switch to Manchester City, after Roberto Mancini yet again had teething problems in the Champions League this term.