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Report: Tottenham told how much they would have to spend to sign Gareth Bale

Spanish newspaper AS have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur will have to spend £9million this summer if they look to sign Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale on a permanent basis – with the Welshman showing the form expected of him under Ryan Mason.

Bale, 31, has scored 14 goals in 32 appearances this season – with four of those goals coming in Ryan Mason’s four Premier League matches. However, he is pencilled in to return to Real Madrid in the summer, unless the asking price is met.

It is believed that within his loan contract, there is the option to extend that loan by a further year – which would take him up until the end of his Madrid contract. But Bale recently stated that the plan is return to Madrid at the end of the season.

Now, it is claimed that Bale’s recent form has given Madrid confidence that they will be able to rake in some cash for the Wales star. AS reckon a fee of £9million is needed to convince Madrid to sell the ex-Southampton man on a permanent basis.

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TBR’s view- Depends on the wages

Some reports claim Bale is worth a whopping £600,000 a week. That needs dramatically reduce, even by more than half, if Spurs are able to get the Welshman on a permanent basis. But the asking price is a boost for Spurs.

But if all parties are keen on a move, surely it makes sense for Spurs to secure a second loan and then sign him on a permanent basis next summer for nothing – rather than splashing out this summer to bring Bale back to Spurs more than just on loan.

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