All the talk in the world of football right now is centered on Tottenham’s Gareth Bale, and the possibility of him signing for Real Madrid.
If reports are correct the Spanish Giants have already made an offer of £85 million for the Welsh international yet Spur’s chairman Daniel Levy who is known to be a tough negotiator is holding out for either more money, or perhaps a couple of players on top of the world record transfer fee.
Yesterday’s daily Spanish sports newspaper and mouthpiece of Real Madrid MARCA reported that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez could offer Angel Di Maria and Fabio Coentrao, as part of the deal.
Today’s British tabloid The Daily Mirror is saying that Tottenham would agree a deal to sell Bale to Madrid for a world record breaking cash fee plus the return of Croatian midfielder Luka Modric who the Yids sold to Madrid last season for £33 million.
Since talk first emerged that Real Madrid were interested in the 24-year-old, Bale had a meeting with Levy and was said to be furious with the chairman after he was told that he could not have talks with Perez and Zidane.
It could very well be a coincidence but since that meeting Bale has not played in any of Tottenham’s preseason friendlies on their tour of Asia.
The story from the club is that their star player has a slight injury and is responding to physiotherapy.
Real Madrid advisor and former player and French international Zinedine Zidane was assigned the task of watching Bale all of last season, and has said that the winger is in the world’s top three players, and when talking of his clubs interest in signing Bale said: “We will not stop.”
Zidane said: “We will not give up on Gareth Bale. It is normal that Tottenham want to keep him and make him sign a new contract, but it is impossible to forget a player of his quality.”
“This is modern football. You have to pay to get the best players in Europe.”
“Last season, Gareth was on the same level as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The best players can have not so great games but change a game with a moment of brilliance.
“Those are the sort of players that win you Champions League and league titles.”
Reports today are saying that Levy and Perez will meet in Miami over the 6th and 7th of August to iron out a deal which I think will see Bale in Spain regardless of what Madrid need to pay in order to sign him.