According to an exclusive report courtesy of Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid have reduced Gareth Bale’s asking price to £18.6 million amid transfer rumours of a possible return to Tottenham – potentially gifting chairman Daniel Levy an opportunity to snap up the Welsh cult hero.
Bale, who has been out-of-favour at the Bernabeu over the last year after a fall-out with manager Zinedine Zindane, prompting the infamous ‘Wales, Golf, Madrid‘ moment whilst on international duty, is reportedly eager to find a new club and the likes of Man United have also been linked along with Spurs.
Should Spurs re-sign Gareth Bale?
No, boat has sailed
There has been talk of Madrid subsidising 50% of Bale’s head-turning £600,000-per-week salary after tax recently in order to facilitate a move away, but according to Mundo Deportivo, Real have now taken an even bigger step in trying to offload the attacker by reducing his valuation to a meagre £18.6m.
After a hugely successful spell for the Galacticos, including four Champions League title wins and a plethora of other honours (Transfermarkt), Bale could seemingly return to the Premier League after this latest update if English clubs were to come in with a suitable offer.
One of those sides, Bale’s former outfit Spurs, are also in with a shout of landing the 83-cap international – and judging by his past praise from fan favourite ex-boss Mauricio Pochettino, he could still be worth the punt at 31-years-old.
Indeed, the Argentine, knowing his world class pedigree all the way back in 2013, heralded the player as ‘amazing’ and even compared him to footballing superstar Lionel Messi (Goal).
Whether or not Levy takes this opportunity remains to be seen, but the price tag drop could only be good news from a Tottenham perspective.
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