Spanish giants to splash the cash on in-demand Premier League duo.
Real Madrid will spend a massive £110million to bring two of the Premier League’s biggest star players at the moment to the Bernabeu this summer – Gareth Bale and Luis Suarez.
The Spanish giants are stepping up their interest in the pair as they look to make a splash in this summer’s transfer market, hoping to take some gloss over rivals Barcelona’s capture of Santos star Neymar.
After losing out on the title to Barca last season, Real are determined to strengthen for next season and are understood to be ready to sell the likes of Gonzalo Higuain, Angel Di Maria and Karim Benzema to raise funds for some new ‘galactico’ signings.
Real Madrid president Fiorentino Perez is famous for his big spending, having three times broken the record for the most expensive player ever with the signings of Zinedine Zidane, Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo.
And Real have made no secret of their desire to sign Bale, who has been talked up by both players and directors at the club as a player deserving of a big move, and who is in the same bracket as La Liga stars Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Tottenham are desperate to hold on to the Welsh winger, who had arguably his best season for the club this year with 26 goals that saw him crowned player of the year by both his peers and the Football Writers’ Association, and that saw his club narrowly miss out on a Champions League place.
However, Spurs may be unable to say no to Real’s bid of £70million, upped from their previous offer of £60million. This substantial transfer fee would make Bale the second most expensive player of all time, and could give Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas significant spending power to rebuild his entire squad ahead of next season.
The remaining £40million would go on Suarez, as it is reported in Spanish publication Marca that this is his minimum release fee clause with Liverpool. The Uruguayan has hinted strongly that he would welcome a move away from Anfield after enduring a difficult relationship with the English press, and has also said that a move to Real Madrid would be hard to turn down.
Marca claim that terms have already been agreed between the player and the Madrid club, and that they will now look to activate his release clause to bring him to Spain this summer.
Suarez scored 30 times in all competitions for a struggling Liverpool side this season, and has also attracted attention from the likes of Bayern Munich and Juventus. His superb displays saw him narrowly miss out to Bale on the player of the year awards, and the two were certainly the stand-out performers in the Premier League in 2012/13.
The prospect of the two playing together is one that will certainly rival a Messi and Neymar partnership, and frighten clubs all around Europe – a sign of Real Madrid’s tremendous ambition for next season.