Man Utd & Tottenham Free To Sign Attacker After Club Agree To Sell In £88m Deal
Manchester United and Tottenham are free to sign Gareth Bale after he reached an agreement with Real Madrid to leave in an £88m deal next summer
The January transfer window is just around the corner meaning clubs are working hard on potential deals so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Man Utd and Tottenham have been boosted in their attempts to sign Gareth Bale…
Manchester United and Tottenham are free to sign Gareth Bale after he reached an agreement with Real Madrid to leave in an £88m deal next summer, according to a report in the Mirror.
Bale made his name at Tottenham after developing in to one of the most exciting attackers in Europe during his spell at White Hart Lane before joining Madrid in a then world-record £86m deal in 2013.
The 28-year-old has continued to forge a reputation as a world class star during his four-and-a-half years in Spain as he’s provided 70 goals and 56 assists during his 160 appearances to help win a whole host of top trophies.
However, the Welsh international has endured a nightmare 18 months that have been plagued by injury problems as he’s been restricted to just 10 appearances so far this season after making just 26 starts last term.
There have been reports in recent months suggesting that Madrid are growing tired of Bale’s injury problems and it looks like the European champions have finally decided it’s time to cash-in.
The Mirror are citing a report from Diario Gol that claims Bale held talks with Madrid president Florentino Perez last week where it was agreed he would be allowed to leave the club next summer.
The report claims Bale has made it clear he only wants to move back to the Premier League with Tottenham and Man Utd the two English clubs leading the race for his signature.
However, it looks like the clubs are miles apart in their valuations as the newspaper says Madrid are demanding £88m while Spurs and United only want to pay around £53m for the winger.
Despite his injury problems over the past couple of seasons, Bale is still a world class attacker when fit so I think he’d be a sensational signing if United or Spurs were able to get a deal agreed.
We’ll have to wait and see how things develop over the coming months but if Madrid refuse to do business for anything less than £88m then United must be favourites to sign Bale due to their superior financial firepower over Spurs.
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