How can Spurs sell Bale and get one over Arsenal at the same time?

If Gareth Bale is sold to Real Madrid, Tottenham must demand Gonzalo Higuain in part-exchange.

After appearing in the immediate aftermath of the season ending that Tottenham would be able to get Gareth Bale signed up to a new contract, the situation now looks more complex.

This is due to the actions of Gareth Bale's agent, who told the Spanish media in midweek that his client would be willing to listen to offers.

He has only served to feed the Real Madrid frenzy which is ongoing at present at a major time of flux for the club, with a new manager incoming and presidential elections taking place in mid-June.

Even though Florentino Perez is to stand unopposed, he has been allowed to do that due to to his track record of proven promises when it comes to spending big on major transfer targets.

Selling Bale remains an unpopular thought at Tottenham, one supporters will quite angrily dismiss - especially after mocking their rivals Arsenal for selling their key players season after season.

Fans of Arsenal will no doubt revel in Spurs losing their star player, but there is one way supporters of Tottenham could quieten any snide remarks, and that is by securing Gonzalo Higuain in part-exchange.

Arsenal have been linked with a £19 million bid for the prolific Argentine striker, who has scored 15 La Liga goals in 18 starts this season, and is also attracting Juventus.

At 25-years-old, he is yet to reach his peak years, and if Spurs were able to tie him down it would be a major coup and be an instant answer to anybody stating they are lacking ambition by selling Bale.

Signing up another Real Madrid star, Angel di Maria, would offer Spurs cover on the flanks in the wake of Bale's departure, and the pair would still likely leave around £25-35 million in cash to be spent on further reinforcements.

Spurs would be signing two excellent players for the price of one outstanding one, and would have plenty of money to spend on two more.

It won't be popular, but it would soften the blow. If Spurs do sell their Welsh wizard, they have a duty to secure the best possible deal for the club, and could emerge stronger than their rivals in the process.

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