The Welsh International has long been linked with both Real Madrid and Barcelona yet it is Jose Mourinho’s men who are after the player in what is claimed to be a £33 million bid. Mourinho has seen his side falter of late and feels that the Spurs man could well be the key in adding a further dimension to his Los Blancos outfit.
Of course as our landlord points out, it is news that will unsettle both Andre Villas-Boas and Spurs supporters who would want to keep hold of their prized asset at least until the summer. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez faces re-election in the summer, and with the current state of affairs at the club, only a star signing and a fantastic second half of the season will see him retain power at the club.
AVB has strongly refuted the claims that the 23-year-old could be sold, stating that: “We recognise he is one of our major assets, but there are no release clauses, and a player of his dimension has a market value that is unattainable for most other clubs.” Real Madrid however are a club who can afford Bale and according to Marca have set aside a package of £56 million to do so.