Today in the Football Transfer Tavern, the Metro have the latest update on the whole sorry saga involving Gareth Bale and his move to Real Madrid.
The Welshman has been pushing for a move to the Spanish capital all summer and is set to be the marquee signing unveiled by Florentino Perez – and one to rival Barcelona’s capture of Neymar.
Now it seems that Spurs and Daniel Levy have finally caved and realised that the Welshman will force through a move should the club make things difficult and are now determined to hold out for as much money as physically possible.
Given people were questioning if Bale was worth £85 million, as one of our punters quips, one can only imagine the reaction should Carlo Ancelotti’s men agree to pay the now rumoured £105 million.
After Los Blancos rather cheekily offered a payment plan to Daniel Levy, it now seems a great deal more of the cash will be required up front and the only negotiation Levy is willing to entertain is the possible inclusion of highly rated Spanish Under-21 international Alvaro Morata.
Andre Villas Boas has already captured two top class players this summer in the shapes of Paulinho and also Roberto Soldado but will look to splash the cash when Bale finally leaves the club to at least show some more intent and allay fears of the North London club failing to push for the top four next season.