Welshman’s White Hart Lane exit edges ever closer.
The future of wantaway Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Gareth Bale will be decided at a summit meeting in Miami within the next 48 hours, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
The coveted Wales international is desperate to leave the north London club and sign for Spanish giants Real Madrid next season, with los Blancos having already lodged a bid with Tottenham for the 24-year-old worth a word-record £87 million.
However, so far Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has continued to play hard ball in negotiations with his counterpart from the Santiago Bernabeu, demanding a fee in excess of £100m to be paid in full before any deal for Bale can be completed.
But with a realisation growing at White Hart Lane that Bale will never play for the club again, now Tottenham will simply seek to get the best deal possible for the wide man, with both clubs set to meet in Miami within the next 48 hours to thrash out terms over the star player’s exit.
Madrid president Florentino Perez, whose side are currently on a pre-season tour in the United States, is said to be willing to offer Levy the choice of some players from the Spanish capital in part exchange for the Welshman, who netted 26 goals in just 44 matches for Spurs last season.
And that could help ease the burden of having to part company with their prize asset this summer, with a deal expected to finally be concluded by early next week at the latest.