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Tottenham Hotspur selling Harry Kane could see Gareth Bale seal permanent transfer from Real Madrid

According to AS, Tottenham Hotspur agreeing to sell Harry Kane following the striker’s transfer request could see Gareth Bale seal a permanent move from Real Madrid.

Kane has informed the Spurs hierarchy that he wants to leave north London in the summer transfer window (Sky Sports), and hopes to have his future resolved before Euro 2020.

Tottenham are naturally reluctant to sell the England captain, who would prefer to stay in the Premier League and had sought a move away last summer but was convinced to stay for one more season.

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Both Manchester clubs United and City plus Chelsea have emerged as potential destinations for Kane after contacting his representatives, and Spurs agreeing to sell the 27-year-old is now thought to open the door for Chairman Daniel Levy to sign Bale permanently.

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The on-loan Real Madrid winger is happier at Tottenham than he was in the Spanish capital as Bale feels more loved and appreciated in London, and is open to extending his spell back in the Premier League by a further year.

Los Blancos would look fondly on a deal as it would allow the La Liga giants to significantly reduce their wage bill, which would also allow Spurs to sign Bale for a more acceptable cost and the Welshman to continue earning his vast salary.

TBR’s view:

Selling Kane would raise bigger issues for Tottenham than the immediate future of Bale, as Levy would face an astronomical challenge to find a replacement for the centre-forward and the guaranteed high number goals he offers.

Bale has enjoyed a strong season back in the Premier League, however, and Levy is expected to offer the next Spurs head coach the chance to retain the Welshman (Daily Mail), as it is felt that a like-for-like replacement during a transitional season would likely cost far more.

He may have only started 10 of his 19 top-flight outings in north London this term, but Bale ranks third behind only Kane (22) and Heung-Min Son (17) for goals with nine and has two assists.

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