According to an exclusive report from The Telegraph, Real Madrid are willing to pay half of Gareth Bale’s wages in order to facilitate a transfer out of the Bernabeu, with Spurs heavily linked and eager to find a way around his £350,000-a-week salary demands after tax.
There is potential reason for Lilywhites fans to start becoming excited over the links to Bale again if recent reports are anything to go by, with Mundo Deportivo also claiming Real want a cut-price £22m fee to offload the Welshman.
Taking all this into account, Spurs could theoretically sign Bale for a discounted fee and half-price wages, something that may entice chairman Daniel Levy into pursuing a deal for the ex-Tottenham icon.
Do Spurs need to take this opportunity to swoop for Bale?
Yes, get a deal done
No, he's getting on
The Welshman was close to securing a Chinese Super League move last summer but the transfer eventually collapsed, with Bale now sitting on his current deal and waiting for future offers.
Now, as per The Telegraph, Real Madrid appear increasingly eager to offload the 83-cap international, who doesn’t seem to be a part of Zinedine Zidane’s plans, with the club now potentially willing to partially subsidise his lucrative take-home pay.
This may well give Tottenham their best chance yet to realistically enter negotiations, and given his accolades over an illustrious career, the motivation could be obvious.
Described as ‘unbelievable‘ by ex-Liverpool defender John Arne Riise, with Spurs ace and Wales team-mate Ben Davies also labelling him a ‘leader‘, Bale has won four Champions League titles with Real Madrid and is proven in the English top flight, netting 43 goals and 31 assists over 146 Premier League appearances (Transfermarkt).
It remains to be seen whether Levy and co take the opportunity, but it could simply be too big to miss.
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