Spurs Agree To Sell Gareth Bale To Madrid For World Record Fee But They Want Luka Modric In Deal

By on July 31, 2013

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Gareth Bale’s move to Real Madrid edges closer.


Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will reluctantly agree to sell Gareth Bale to Real Madrid but wants a world record fee and Luka Modric in return, according to the Mirror.

The Spaniards have been public with their desire to land the PFA Player of the Year this summer but Spurs have remained determined to hang on to their star man, with Levy and boss Andre Villas-Boas insisting Bale wasn’t for sale at any price.

However, the Mirror are one of several media outlets who’re reporting today that the north Londoners stance has now softened but they are demanding a fee in excess of £80m PLUS former midfielder Luka Modric in exchange for the 24-year-old.

It would be a stunning deal if Madrid agree and it would easily value Bale at well over £100m, with Modric joining Madrid only 12 months ago for £33m.

The La Liga outfit have so far offered left-back Fabio Coentrao and winger Angel Di Maria to Spurs, but it’s Modric they appear to want despite his acrimonious departure from White Hart Lane last summer and t’s believed the Croatian may be open to a return to north London.

The 27-year-old has failed to establish himself as a first team regular at the Bernabeu and was voted as the worst buy of last season by readers of Marca.

It remains to be seen whether Madrid president Florentino Perez will sanction the deal Tottenham have proposed but Carlo Ancelotti’s No.2, Zinedine Zidane, vowed the club will stop at nothing until they get their man.

“We will not stop.”

“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.” Zidane is quoted as saying by the Mirror

Bale returned to training today after being given two days off following Tottenham’s pre-season trip to Asia and his fitness will be assessed after a buttock injury kept him out of their last two games, and you wouldn’t be surprised if he knocked on AVB’s door to seek talks over his future as Madrid’s interest intensifies.

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Do you think Bale’s worth a world record fee? Will he end up at Madrid? Share your views below.

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  1. caveman

    July 31, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Pure an utter garbage. What kind of mushrooms are you people on!!

  2. les

    July 31, 2013 at 11:09 am

    what are you lot on all weread is bale will do this levy will do that pure speculation allthe time you lot and other so called press hae blown this out of the water even sky are now saying the daily star has sid this and that what a joke

  3. iver biggen

    July 31, 2013 at 11:14 am

    It is not upto AVB or Bale to decide the outcome of this manufactured saga. Its in the hands of Mr Levy who only wants whatever is best for THFC. I do not think he cares about what Real Madrid wishes to do or what politics and strategy they have got in mind to follow or drawn. His only concern is not the money but THFC s well being. Bale has got huge commercial value like Beckham used to. Therefore his footballing skills is not the priority for Real Madrid but his value of merchandise etc. are what they are more concerned about. Levy aint stupid and why should he allow a player who can make him a top club join Real Madrid? If he sells now Spurs will always be a push over club for those bigger clubs.So Bale shouldn’t be sold at all.

  4. Shanshy

    July 31, 2013 at 11:17 am

    No bid yet for Gareth Bale,so its baseless to discuss his future

  5. Umar

    July 31, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Well as a real fan i don’t think it is good, i would have sold modrik, conterio and brought saurez, why to fear when we have CR7 in our ranks. Bale will not prove worth.

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