Speaking to talkSPORT, ex-Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon believes Tottenham target and ex-club icon Gareth Bale could leave the Galacticos on a free transfer this summer – with the La Liga giants potentially willing to gift chairman Daniel Levy a bargain deal in hopes of re-signing the Welshman.
Bale, who has been linked with a return to Spurs over the last season, is now an odds-on favourite to link up at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after Calderon’s exclusive update to talkSPORT – with Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano claiming on the Last Word on Spurs podcast it’s a move the club wish to make happen.
Could Gareth Bale leave Real Madrid and return to Spurs?
Yes, make the deal happen Levy
No, pipe dream
However, due to the ‘difficult‘ nature of negotiating a deal, as Romano put it, Levy and co were facing potential stumbling blocks if they ever hoped to bring Bale back to north London.
Ex-UEFA chief Calderon has now gifted the Lilywhites some hope of securing a move with his latest statement indicating Real could let him go on a free deal, particularly when taking into account Spurs’ financial issues brought upon by a global pandemic (The Athletic).
That being said, there could still be an issue surrounding the ‘unbelievable‘ 84-cap international‘s reported wages, with Bale currently earning an astronomical figure of around £350,000-a-week after tax.
Calderon also confirmed that an unnamed Premier League club attempted to sign the attacker last summer, submitting an £89 million bid which was promptly rejected.
Bale still has a contract running until 2022 with the club, but Calderon’s latest verdict is, if all other options were exhausted, Real may let him leave for nothing – a notion which would excite plenty of Spurs fans.
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