Tony Cascarino has told The Times that Gareth Bale could leave Real Madrid this summer for as little as £20million, with Tottenham Hotspur potentially keen on landing his signature.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has said that he hopes 30-year-old Bale leaves the Spanish side soon, with the Frenchman bringing in Eden Hazard among others. Bale is said to be earning £600,000 a week (Standard).
Bale has scored 102 goals in 231 games, but he now looks set to leave. Mauricio Pochettino told the Standard that Tottenham could be interested in the Welsh ace, claiming he is unsure what Daniel Levy is looking to do with Bale.
Spurs’ chances of landing the ex-Southampton star may be boosted, if Cascarino’s claim rings true. He reckons that Bale could be available for a fee between £20million and £30million, rather than bigger fees being branded about.
“There are Premier League clubs who would take him but if Bale thinks he will go for £70 million or £80 million, he will be disappointed. £20 million or £30 million is more reasonable,” Cascarino said.
“He should forgot about going to China. That would be the end for him. He has to try to play at the highest standard he can in Europe. He needs to challenge himself and show everyone — and Real — just how good he can be.”
TBR’s view – Tottenham simply have to move for £20m Bale
Cascarino could be right. Zidane and Real have reiterated just how desperate they are to offload Bale. The club need to comply with financial fairplay, and have spent big this summer.
The signings of Eden Hazard, Eder Militao, Luka Jovic and more are likely to put Real’s chances of achieving financial fairplay in danger, and selling high flyer Bale is a must.
It will be worth more getting Bale off the wage list, rather than bringing in a big fee – given his astronomical wages. Real will be desperate to remove his pay cheque, and that may make his fee a smaller one.