After the great signing of Spanish wonder-boy Roberto Soldado from Valencia FC for £26m, Tottenham Hotspur now have their eyes on the transfer bid of £86m for Gareth Bale from Real Madrid which would surpass the current transfer record of £80m by Real Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009.
Florentino Perez (Real Madrid chairman) held face-to-face talks with Daniel Levy (Tottenham Hotspur chairman) in Florida about Bale’s future for the 2013/2014 season. Perez has reportedly told Levy he will pay £86m plus Fabio Coentrao for Bale but Levy has denied that deal and has said he wants £100m plus Morata, who Real Madrid claim to be the next Spain number nine.
Real Madrid still have three weeks left until the transfer window closes but Perez’s patience is being tested as he’s starting to wonder if Bale is really worth that much amount of money but he’s still reserving the number eleven shirt for the quick left attacking winger.
Whether Bale goes to the Los Blancos or not depends on the agreement Perez and Levy come to but Bale has said in previous interviews that “It would be a dream come true playing for Real Madrid but right now I have to focus on the team I am with until both clubs come to a conclusion about my future.”
Amongst all the talks between Los Blancos and Spurs, Cristiano Ronaldo was asked what he thinks about the Bale transfer and ‘CR7’ responded “In terms of the transfer fee, you should speak to the coach (Carlo Ancelotti) and president (Florentino Perez) about that. I have my opinion, but I’m not going to reveal it in front of the cameras.”
Ronaldo’s response to the question makes it seem that the player isn’t too happy about the record transfer fee which Los Blancos are offering for Bale but on the other hand the Real Madrid skipper, Iker Casillas, and former world class number five midfielder Zinedine Zidane showed their enthusiasm about Bale by saying they would be very happy to see the Spurs wonder boy join Los Blancos.
Talks with both clubs are still going on but Bale’s future is still on hold for now so the BIG question is: Will Gareth Bale go or stay?
Would YOU sell Gareth Bale for £100 million?
- Yes (67%, 12 Votes)
- No (33%, 6 Votes)
Total Voters: 18