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Tottenham put £100m price tag on Gareth Bale

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News 28 Jul 2013, 18:04 IST
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After weeks of endless resistance, Spurs have eventually budged and have told Real Madrid they are ready to sell their Welsh star Gareth Bale, but only for an astounding £100m.

The North Londoners are trying to negotiate a new contract with Gareth Bale which would see him get a pay hike but it seems that he has already agreed personal terms with Real Madrid for a six-year contract that would see him earn £150k a week.

Gareth Bale reportedly earns £80k a week at WHL.

Daniel Levy, who is known for his reluctance and sturdiness while completing transfer deals, wants Real Madrid to break their transfer record with a £100m bid. Real Madrid have, though, submitted a £85m bid and hope that amount would be enough if Bale hands in a transfer request.

According to sources, Carlo Ancelotti has reserved the No.11 jersey for the Welsh international and wants to form a dream team which would see Gareth Bale playing on the left wing and Cristiano Ronaldo on the right wing in a 4-3-3 formation.

Real Madrid’s signing of Gareth Bale would underline their intent of wrestling back their title from their arch rivals, FC Barcelona and also of winning the holy grail for a record tenth time. It would also be a perfect response to the signing of Neymar made by Barcelona for £48.6m.

Gareth Bale did not take part in Tottenham’s 6-0 victory against South China FC, the reason being his buttock injury but sources say that he wasn’t in the right frame of mind. He is unhappy with the club’s management for not allowing him to join the club he dreams to play for.

Bernabeu legend Zinedine Zidane – now part of the club’s management team – said: “We have not given up on Gareth Bale – it is impossible to give up a player of that quality.

“Of course Tottenham are doing the right thing by trying to get him to sign a new contract.

“We have made it clear he is a target, but Real Madrid have a very good ­relationship with Tottenham so we would make sure any approach is done in the correct way.

“It is ideal to get any new players in as early as possible so they can integrate with the team but it is not always ­ possible and the best players are worth waiting for.”

It looks like Real Madrid is just a step away for Gareth Bale as we move on to the end of one of the most drawn-on transfer sagas of this summer.

Source: Daily Mirror

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