According to a report in Tuesday’s print edition of Mundo Deportivo, via Sport Witness, La Liga giants Real Madrid are hoping that Tottenham will approach them over wantaway winger Gareth Bale and are even prepared to lower his asking price to just £22.7m.
Bale, who has been heavily linked with a return to north London following the unrest between him and Real Madrid, could now leave for a reduced fee as Daniel Levy and co search for available wingers ahead of the 2020/21 season.
Indeed, as per Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid are eager to hear any offers from Tottenham whilst being hopeful that they can begin talks – and if this report is anything go by, Bale’s reduced £22.7m asking price may well be music to Levy’s ears.
Could Spurs re-sign Gareth Bale?
Yes, especially at £22.7 million
No, Levy still won't pay up
However, one major stumbling block in negotiations could be the Welshman’s wage demands, with Bale taking home a head-turning £350,000-a-week after tax.
These figures would make him the highest paid player in the Spurs squad, above both Harry Kane and Tanguy Ndombele, who take home £200,000-a-week each (sillyseason).
Given Bale’s pedigree as a four-time Champions League winner and the profile of such a marquee signing, you could argue that his lofty salary would be worth it, especially considering that he has racked up 105 goals and 68 assists for Real Madrid since signing for them in 2013.
As well as being a Spurs favourite for his breakthrough performances in the Premier League, Bale has consistently performed for his country on the international stage, racking up 33 goals in 83 caps for Wales.
The 6 ft 1 superstar, described as a ‘diamond‘ by fellow Tottenham cult hero David Ginola, could now be closer to a move away from Madrid given this latest update, with the Galacticos seemingly more eager than ever to offload him.
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