It has been reported that Tottenham are at the front of the queue for Madrid winger Bale if the Spanish giants decide to send him out on loan and pay part of his £600,000-a-week salary.
The Wales international is also wanted by Everton, Newcastle, Manchester United, Leicester City and West Ham, but the 31-year-old winger prefers his former club Spurs, according to the report.
Mundo Deportivo recently reported that Madrid are willing to sell Bale – described as “a great player” by his Los Blancos teammate Luka Modric in The Times this month – for €20 million (£18.46 million).
Blockbuster signing for Tottenham Hotspur?
It is unlikely that Tottenham would be able to or willing to pay Bale’s entire reported weekly salary of £600,000, but if Madrid are ready to subsidise part of it and are fine sending him out on loan, then he would be a blockbuster signing for Tottenham.
Spurs fans still love and adore Bale, who remains a brilliant player despite his injury concerns in recent years and lack of regular playing time at Madrid last season.
Bale would enhance Tottenham’s chances of finishing in the top four of the Premier League table this season.
However, Bale worked with Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti at Madrid, and with the Toffees having recently signed James Rodriguez from the Spanish giants, they may be appealing to the Welshman if a move to Spurs does not materialise.