Bernabeu side ready to spend astronomical sum to land White Hart Lane ace.
Real Madrid legend, and current Bernabeu sporting director, Zinedine Zidane has hinted at his side’s willingness to pay a massive sum for 23 year old Tottenham star Gareth Bale.
The Daily Mail claims that the Spanish giants are willing to offer as much as £85m for the Welsh international, £5m more than the record £80m they paid Man United to sign Cristiano Ronaldo back in the summer of 2009.
Zidane certainly seems to think Bale is worth such an outlay.
‘The talk about Gareth Bale is not a surprise,’ said Zidane.
‘It is impossible to have the season he just had and not be linked with the biggest clubs in Europe.
‘If any club is going to tempt Spurs, then it will take big money – maybe even record-breaking money.
‘There are four or five clubs at the moment who have the finances not to be put off by a record-breaking fee like that.’
This source rightly states that such an offer would be next to impossible for White Hart Lane chairman Daniel Levy to turn down, especially if Bale were to indicate his interest in a move to the Spanish capital.
Bale had an outstanding season in 2012/13, winning a number of accolades, scoring 26 goals in all competitions but was unable to help Tottenham secure that all important top four spot which could seemingly be the motivation that pushes the former Southampton man to seek a move away from his North London side this summer.
Real Madrid battled hard to lure Luka Modric to the club last summer, a move that Levy attempted to prevent but Spurs may find it next to impossible to prevent their prized asset from leaving this time around.