Perez prepared to splash out on Welshman.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has admitted that Spurs’ £85 million valuation of Gareth Bale doesn’t scare him as he still hopes to make him the world’s most expensive player, according to The Express.
The Spanish giants have not slowed down in their pursuit of the 23-year-old and recently sporting director Zinedine Zidane flew to London in an attempt to broker a £60 million deal, but he was knocked back by the north London side and he came away saying that it would take ‘record breaking money’ to prize him away.
However, despite the price tag, Perez has insisted that the number won’t deter him by claiming that you pay more for the best.
“For those players and investments that generate and produce income, you can give everything in life,” he told Spanish newspaper Marca.
“I showed in 2000 that with those players you change the dynamic and go from losing to winning.
“But we don’t speak of Bale so much because he plays at a friendly club to us and they will be annoyed if we speak. I know their chairman well and he doesn’t like these things.”
Real are also reportedly in the running to land Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, capping off a very high profile wishlist, but Perez remains optimistic at completing a satisfactory transfer window.
“We have a very high bar but someone will come in for sure,” he added.