Los Blancos want the forward to play against Athletic in the lunchtime kick-off.
Real Madrid want Gareth Bale at the club and ready to play on September 1, as a world record deal for the Tottenham Hotspur star looks more and more likely, reports the Telegraph.
With Spurs ready to complete deals for the Anzhi Makhachkala’s Willian and Erik Lamela of AS Roma, Bale looks almost certain to leave.
Although the transfer window closes just a day after Madrid’s deadline, they want the Welshman to be ready to play the forward’s debut in the lunchtime kick-off against Athletic Bilbao on the 1st.
The Spanish giants believe that the TV revenue generated from Bale playing his first game for the club will be colossal – as it could be watched at prime-time all around the world.
Los Blancos are desperate to break the Premier League stranglehold over the far-east and Asia and with the Athletic game broadcast at 4.30pm in India, 7pm in Beijing and 8pm in Japan and South Korea, there is plenty of opportunity for it to be watched worldwide.
This thought only adds to the speculation that the transfer of Bale is primarily for commercial reasons and less about football – a similar thing was said about David Beckham’s move to the Santiago Bernabeu in 2003.
British players are supremely popular, particularly in the far-east, and with the 24-year-old’s explosive playing style Madrid could well have a goldmine on their hands.
Spurs meanwhile appear to be coping with the prospect of their best player leaving very well, having spent £59m so far on new players and Willian and Fabio Coentrao (as part of the Bale deal) should be arriving at White Hart Lane in the near future.