Tottenham winger, Gareth Bale, is pining to move to Real Madrid, after the Spanish club made a world-record making bid for the Welsh soccer player.
Bale has told the club that he wants to talk to Real Madrid, however Tottenham Hotspur’s chairman, Daniel Levy, has insisted that he won’t be sold to either Madrid or any other club.
Madrid have yet to formally submit a written offer for Bale, however it is believed that they have made an informal bid for the player, and they are willing to go as high as $130million for the winger. This would break the $122million record transfer fee, which Real Madrid paid Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009.
Tottenham Hotspur signed Bale from Southampton for $15.5million back in 2007, however he is now regarded as one of the finest players in the world. Last season he scored 21 goals and assisted four efforts in the 33 Premier League matches that he played.
However, David Pleat, the former Tottenham manager, has stated that he believes the 24-year-old is too young to move to Real Madrid.
Pleat told BBC Sport, “I think he’s a bit young to go abroad. I doubt he’d find it easy. Many have failed when they have moved overseas. One or two have succeeded, but not many. Most have had a difficult time.”
He then added, “I think he is to young to go, but he might feel that with his partner and baby, it will be a new start for him. But I think it might be better if he stayed, continued to work and maybe next summer leave if that is his wish.”
It is thought that Bale wants to play Champions League football, which Real Madrid can offer him, but Tottenham can’t, after they finished fifth in the Premier League last season.
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