Real Madrid president’s reported plan to get Tottenham into bidding war over Bale

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid shoots during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Juventus at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 11, 2018 in Madrid,...

Could Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Chelsea make moves for Real Madrid star Gareth Bale in the summer transfer window?

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid shoots during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Juventus at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 11, 2018 in Madrid,...

Gareth Bale may have won La Liga once and the Champions League thrice with Real Madrid, but the former Tottenham Hotspur star’s time in Spain has not exactly been great.

There have been injury concerns, and when the Wales international winger has been fit, he has struggled to play regularly and has not been the starting lineup for major Champions League fixtures.

Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (C) vies with Juventus' Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini (L) and Juventus' German midfielder Sami Khedira during the UEFA Champions League quarter-...

Plan to offload Gareth Bale

According to Don Balon, Spanish and European giants Madrid want to sell Bale in the summer transfer window, and hope to spark a bidding war between Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea.

It has been reported that Madrid president Florentino Perez wants a minimum of €80 million (£69.2m) as transfer fee for Bale.

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid CF gestures during a training session ahead of their UEFA Champions LEague quarter final second leg match against Juventus at Valdebebas training ground on April...

Smart plan

The report has claimed that Perez’s plan is to start a bidding war for the former Southampton star among Tottenham, United and Chelsea in order to hike the price to €100m (£86.28m).

It is quite a smart plan from Perez, who will recoup the money Madrid spent as transfer fee - which was £85.3m, according to BBC Sport - to sign Bale from Tottenham in the summer of 2013 if he is successful.

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