Bizarre report suggests Tottenham Hotspur would have to trade Christian Eriksen plus £18m for Real Madrid ace Gareth Bale

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale during La Liga match between CD Leganes and Real Madrid at Butarque Stadium in Leganes, Spain. April 15, 2019.

Spanish outlet AS believes Spurs ex-ace Bale has been given a £113million price tag by Real.

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale during La Liga match between CD Leganes and Real Madrid at Butarque Stadium in Leganes, Spain. April 15, 2019.

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Gareth Bale for a long time now but the latest report involving the Real Madrid man ought to be the one which kills off the ongoing rumour for good.

The Wales international is obviously a talented player which, combined with his prior stint at White Hart Lane and his uncertain status at the Bernabeu, makes him a seemingly obvious choice in terms of Spurs transfer speculation.

 

 

According to Spanish outlet AS, Los Blancos have slapped a price tag of 130 million Euros (£113million) on the 29-year-old, which they consider a fair price given the sums involved in the transfers of Philippe Coutinho, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar in recent years.

On top of that, Bale reportedly earns £26million a year before tax (around £500,000-a-week), another thing that a prospective suitor would have to deal with, although Real are supposedly willing to discuss the potential of a part-exchange deal, with Christian Eriksen said to be on their radar.

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid CF in action during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and SD Eibar at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 06, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.

Let's break it down - Tottenham, a club that has just spent a huge sum of money on a new stadium and ran by Daniel Levy, one of the shrewdest chairmen in football, spending a triple-figure amount of money plus exorbitant wages on a player who'll be 30 next season and has suffered 22 injuries during his time at the club?

According to The Mirror, Eriksen is valued by Spurs at £95million - even if they were interested in Bale, would they really send him to Real and cough up a further £18million for an injury-prone player who turns 30 in July?

It all sounds like a bad idea, doesn't it? Hence why it's pretty unlikely that Bale back at Spurs could happen, unless Madrid lower the figures at their end by quite a bit, but even then, surely there would be some great young attacking players that could be snapped up using some of that £95m kitty in case Eriksen chooses to leave.

Daniel Levy chairman of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on December 23, 2018 in Liverpool, United...

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