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Zidane: Top Clubs Will Pay £60m For ‘Europe’s Best’ Gareth Bale

Real Madrid sporting director Zinedine Zidane has warned Tottenham that top clubs will be prepared to pay whatever it takes to sign Gareth Bale – even up to £60m

Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Zinedine Zidane warns Spurs over Gareth Bale.

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Real Madrid sporting director Zinedine Zidane has warned Tottenham that top clubs will be prepared to pay whatever it takes to sign Gareth Bale – even up to £60m, according to the Daily Mail.

Bale has enjoyed a stunning season for Spurs this campaign, scoring 24 goals to help the north Londoners maintain their push for a top-four finish in the Premier League as well as reach the quarter finals of the Europa League.

The 23-year-old won the PFA Player and Young Player of the Year Awards on Sunday and Zidane believes Bale has been the best player in Europe this season and could command a fee of up to £60m if he was to leave this summer.

However, the former Madrid midfielder has warned Spurs that top clubs would not be put of paying that kind of money as Bale is still young enough to play at the top level for another 10 years and has the ability to win his team a league or Champions League trophy. Zidane said:

‘After the season he has just had – and still being so young of course Gareth Bale is going to be one of the most expensive players in the world if he decides to move.

‘Tottenham could command £40million, £50m, maybe even £60m for him. It is a lot of money – but there are maybe three or four teams in the world that can pay that sort of transfer fee – and it wont put them off.

‘They would be getting the best player in Europe this season – and he is at an age where he can still play at the top for another ten years. What I like about him is that he has this electric pace – but also a big footballing brain to go with it. That is very rare.

‘A player like Bale can be the difference between a big club winning the league or Champions League.’ Zidane is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail

It doesn’t take a rocket scientists to figure out which clubs Zidane believes could afford Bale. Only the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City and perhaps Man Utd or Chelsea could compete for the Welshman’s signature.

If Bale does decide it’s time to move on, Spurs fans will no doubt be praying he goes abroad and not to one of their Premier League rivals, and it seems one Real Madrid man would be keen on having him at the Bernabeu this summer.

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  1. Pete Isaacs

    May 1, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    It’s no good having money in the bank and a team that are not good enough, ok Zidane rates GB very highly so why would spurs want to sell their top players they are trying to build a very competitive team and he is part of that and in any case who would replace him??

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