Record transfer wanted for White Hart Lane star.
Tottenham have told Real Madrid that they will have to pay a record British transfer fee of £55million if they want to sign winger Gareth Bale, who is seen as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Madrid have been long-term admirers of Welsh international Bale, who has reportedly been the subject of bids of £35million from the Spanish giants which would equal the transfer record paid for a British player which Liverpool paid Newcastle United for Andy Carroll.
Source: Sunday Express
But Tottenham have slapped a £55million price tag on the head of 23-year-old Bale, who is firmly established as one of the stars of the Premier League having made 183 appearances for Tottenham and found the net 40 times.
Bale signed a new four-year contract last summer and Tottenham are in no rush to sell him and will hold out until Real Madrid meet their valuation, which is likely to happen if Ronaldo leaves in the summer to join Manchester United or PSG after admitting he wants to quit the Bernabeu.
The two clubs have a partnership agreement which was signed last summer when Bale’s midfield partner Luka Modric left Tottenham to join Real Madrid in a £33million deal. Modric, however, has been something of a flop in La Liga, being voted the worst signing by newspaper Marca.
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